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	               M. Besnard.
denounced Briggs as a trickster, a  son of a b___h,  and talked
about licking both him and Smith, finally
modified his language, indeed withdrew it with
respect to the latter.       To Harper s.       Saw John
Bonner, sold drawing, got $7 for it.       To
 Nic-nax  office, to that of the  Illustrated News, 
the rival paper to Frank Leslie s, that on which
Eytinge and Nast are engaged.    An Ann Street
fourth story, long room, stretching from front
to rear.       Saw Stahl the proprietor, heard Sol s
voice in the rear.       To P.O.      Met Corbin.   Up
town, left papers at Edwards, then to dinner.
A letter from Hannah, and such a one that
I could not but answer at once.      Rondel and
Ware came in the evening.    Out with them to
find a French friend of the latter s who owns
a Zouave dress which I proposed to wear at 
our coming Bal Masque.     This we accomplish-
ed at a restaurant in Greene Street, where
we found M. Besnard, a friend of his, and half
a dozen Frenchmen, members of the  Lafayette
guard.    Drank a bottle of claret or two, then
to Besnard s residence in Lispenard Street.
He is a pass -partant, or fancy paper frame
maker, has a shop and work-room on the street
floor and little rooms above, as French in
aspect, barring the omission of well-waxed
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page ninety-eight
Description:Describes meeting Besnard, an acquaintance of Rondel.
Date:1860-03-12
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Besnard; Bonner, John; Briggs, Charles F.; Corbin; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Nast, Thomas; Rondel; Smith, James L.; Stahl; Ware, John; Whitman, Walt
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Ann Street; Greene Street; Lispenard Street
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of the New York literary Bohemians, visits to the Edwards family, the activities of London detective Arthur Ledger who is staying in his boarding house, Thomas Nast's courtship of Sally Edwards, two masked balls at his boarding house, a visit to Lotty Granville at Fordham, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, and a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Detectives; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Fordham, New York; New Jersey
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.