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	 Ledger Leaves.  Pounden.
there and pay him, man sits down to wait
in the office till the time mentioned.   Leslie pays
him and man is going when Leslie hails him:
 Have you got anything to do?    Man says he
has a trade.          I m sorry for that  says Frank,
 for I ve got a few debts I want collected and
I think you d be the very man to do it! 
  Out with the two and Morris, for oysters.
Alf and Hayes live temporarily at Sweeney s
hotel.  The former projects keeping his  wife  in Bos-
ton for two months, when she will be enabled to
petition for a divorce on the ground of desertion!
Brainard is said to be in Texas.            Old Jewell
has called on Alf; is friendly to him        The
woman he lives with is some kin to Brainard,
a cousin perhaps, hence, says Alf, Jewell s
early animosity.
  27.  Tuesday.   Writing letter to the  Era. 
Ledger moves to the Everett House to-day; in
three more, with his Canadian friends, to
Washington, Charleston, &c.   He will return
here in three or four weeks, retaining a lien
on his room.       Pounden (Frank) up in the
afternoon, has been out of a situation for six
months or more, is rather down upon his luck.
Down-town with him, to  Nic-Nax  office.
  Took car up to Clinton Place, called on and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and twenty-two
Description:Regarding stories about Frank Leslie told by engraver Hayes.
Date:1860-03-26
Subject:Brainard; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (engraver); Jewell; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Ledger, Arthur; Leslie, Frank; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Pounden, Frank; Waud, Alfred
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.