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         Another Party in Ledger s Room.
the event proved, been carried off by Sol Ey-
tinge to Brooklyn.        They will work together
on the  News,  so Alf cultivates the amenities.
  23.  Friday.   Down-town with Ledger and
Cahill.    Yesterday s record put down wrong,
after the evening s chronicle.   All the remainder
occurred to-day.     I stayed in-doors till the
evening on Thursday.
  24.  Saturday.   Down-town in the after
noon.    Three last days, miserable ones.   Ner-
vous and hard-up.        Evening a party in
Ledger s room.     The Bartows, Miss Waite,
Maguire, Sage, Cahill, Morris and Bowery-
em, besides myself, sherry, port, claret, whiskey
and subsequently champagne, bon-bons, crackers,
confectionary, sardines, fun, flirtation and
singing, little Boweryem prominent in the latter
department.      Mrs. Boley up.           Alf Waud
and Hayes came in to speak with me, wouldn t
stop but went on to Haney s.      A good deal of
fun going on.      The invited guests left at about
12, Ledger and Cahill accompanying them, Morris,
Boweryem, I and Burger (who had come up-
stairs on hearing the singing and was presently
followed by Kettle) sat smoking till their return.
More drinking.       I left  em at about 1 1/2 and
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and fourteen
Description:Describes a drinking party at his boarding house.
Subject:Bartow; Bartow, Mrs.; Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Burger; Cahill, Frank; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes (engraver); Kettle; Ledger, Arthur; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Sage (acquaintance); Waite, Olive (Bragg); Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29


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.