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	A Call at Bartow s & 745.
upon which act Damoreau commented
pretty strongly in his speech.    Brightly to avoid
the responsibility of hearing such disloyalty to the
chief, took himself off temporarily, Watson (the
editor) interrupted, but was choked off and
Charley went ahead.     Leslie remonstrated
with him about it on the following day.       In
the evening went to the Bartow s, where soon
came in Ledger and Miss Maguire, anon
Miss Waite and Sage.    There were also two
visitors, a married couple, both present at our
last Masked Ball, the husband as the Yankee.
Ledger has been there of evenings a good deal
of late, has taken little Maguire to the theatre
thrice.   Whist and euchre playing.      Returned
with Ledger at 12, dropping in at the  Op-
timus  by the way, and seeing that little thief
Frederick Watson there.
  18.  Sunday.  All the folk reading Masked
Ball article; a great demand for  Couriers. 
Writing; letter to Hannah and to  Era. 
To Edwards  in the evening.   Talk of our
ball and of the Rees  party.         Sally said it was
dull    I shouldn t have liked it. 
  19.  Monday.  Writing till noon,  Era  letter
and chores.         Dined early,
then into carriage to see Bob Gun off again.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and ten
Description:Describes a visit to Miss Maguire and Miss Waite.
Date:1860-03-17
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Brightly; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ledger, Arthur; Leslie, Frank; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Sage (acquaintance); Waite, Olive (Bragg); Watson; Watson, Frederick
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

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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.