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           Wetting  Bob Gun s Departure.
to writing.          In the evening, Bob Gun s
farewell party, given by Ledger in his room.
All the male boarders invited (except Kinney)
and a good many outsiders.       Of the last,
George Arnold, Thad. Glover, Symes, Damo-
reau, Bellew, Ware and Tracy; the first, 
Cutler, Cahill, Morris, Boweryem, Kettle,
Berger, Dunham (the married one) Phillips, Gris-
wold.      Singing, drinking, speech-making, a
jolly time generally.         Glover did a good song
or more, getting visibly affected by the brandy
he drank, bursting out into volunteer vocalisa-
tion.    Little Boweryem was rather drunk, too,
but very happy; he sang three or four songs.
George Arnold (who declared he  hadn t been
drunk for three days ) sang, well, as usual.
Plenty of chorusing, but no very great up-
roar.      Morris read  some lines he had written
addressed to Bob Gun, Ledger proposed the
latters health in a bit of a speech, and the
women   Mrs. Boley, Misses Fagan and Train-
que   came up to drink it, Mrs. B. remain-
ing for half an hour afterwards.     Damoreau
came latish, went away to a supper given
to Berghans and Rawlings at the Metropoli-
ton, both of them being off to England for
Frank Leslie s paper, apropos of the  same
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and one
Description:Describes a farewell party for Bob Gun before his trip to Cuba.
Date:1860-03-13
Subject:Arnold, George; Bellew, Frank; Berghans; Burger; Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Cutler, Peter Y.; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dunham; Fagan, Lyddy (Kettle); Glover, Thad; Griswold; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kettle; Kinne; Ledger, Arthur; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Phillips; Rawlings, Augustus; Symes; Tracy; Trainque, Cecilia (Phillips); Ware, John
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.