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content with his natural role of blackguard, tries
gentleman, in a letter, apologizing, which excuse
Leslie accepts and hints in reply that Brightly
may as well deduct $2 from his weekly salary!
Brightly don t do it.             Brightly is called
out one morning from amidst the engravers.
Dead silence amongst them.    Man and wife in
altercation; the former s voice heard:  Well, Sir,
if you talk about my wife again you ll suffer
for it!  I ve got friends, Sir!         Brightly had
been babbling depreciation about the woman, pro-
bably at his boarding-house.            Thus Charley.
  To Dixon s for five minutes, Morris going
part of the way with me, then joined him at
Edwards .      The girls, their parents, Jack,
Haney, Honeywell, anon Knudsen.   Talking with
Mrs. E.      Eliza, and Matty.        Honeywell beside
her, conversing   has  come round again    she
 don t care.        Left at 11.                     I have
not chronicled certain home-items from my mo-
ther s last letter.      My father  sometimes keeps his
bed all day, is very poorly, and it makes him
fretful.     My aunt Mapleson  has hard work
to live, having only a small portion of her father s
property sowed from the wreck of extravagance,
and four children, besides herself to feed and
clothe.   The wretched husband and father does
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and nineteen
Description:Describes a letter from his mother.
Subject:Brightly; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dixon, E.H.; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Leslie, Frank; Leslie, Frank, Mrs.; Mapleson; Mapleson, Anna; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper)
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.