Bob Gun left behind.
steamer, anticipating to see Bob Gun off for
Cuba. When we got there, (he delayed some fifteen
minutes, stopping the carriage at the corner of
Broome & Greene, to bid good bye to Dellie,
coming back with her daguerrotype) we found
Cahill, who put his head into the window of
the vehicle and announced that it had gone!
Gun had mistaken the time of departure by an
hour! Back to Bleecker St. again. Ledger took
it a little curtly, Gun was rather chopfallen.
Down-town. Met Sutherland. To Nic-nax of-
fice, Haney had left. I think, indoors all
the evening. Letter from home, mother & Naomi.
16. Friday. Down-town, early, to Courier
and Nic-nax offices. Returned and writing
article for Courier.
17. Saturday. Down-town, twice, to Cou-
rier office, returning, walked as far as Canal
with Brightly, who exhibited a letter written to
him by John Andrew of Boston, stating that Alf
Waud was coming on to this city, to accept a situ-
ation on the Illustrated News, Frank Leslie s
rival, at from $30 to $35 per week. Will
has been sent to Charleston, I suppose to sketch
the coming Democratic Convention. At the
farewell supper to Berghans and Rawlings at
the Metropolitan, Frank Leslie absented himself,
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and nine|
|Description:||Regarding Bob Gun missing the boat to Cuba by mistaking the time of departure.|
|Subject:||Andrew, John; Berghans; Brightly; Cahill, Frank; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Ledger, Arthur; Leslie, Frank; Rawlings, Augustus; St. Orme, Adelle; Sutherland; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Coverage (Street):||Bleecker Street; Canal Street|
|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.|