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	              At 745.
though he might have got into a good thing
by it!   Rousing Detective Bob Gun would
make! with these milk of human kindness senti-
ments; but doubtless he will adopt himself to
his new vocation.                          All of this
business is enormously curious and interest-
ing, as appertaining to the hidden side of life.
 All manners and conditions of men,  did
old Johnson see, says Macaulay?     I trow
he hardly encountered greater variety than Im
in for.             I like it.
  29.  Thursday.      Cahill off ere breakfast, Led-
ger called after it.       He has two tip-top rooms
at the Everett, on Cahill s report.             Miss
Waite called:       Interruptions from this and
that source till noon, then down-town, and got
no money from the  Courier.     Scribbling &c in
the afternoon   out of spirits and melancholic.
Evening, to Edwards .         Welles, Honeywell,
Haney, the girls and paterfamilias there, Mrs.
Edwards not coming down from her labors in
the shop till 11  , half an hour after her usual
time.     She works very hard, in indeed the soul
of the business.     Walked homewards with Haney
  30.  Friday.  Cahill off ere breakfast again
to his chief,   I to Dixon s.        More secret
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and twenty-eight
Description:Regarding Bob Gun's work as a detective.
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Detectives; Dixon, E.H.; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Ledger, Arthur; Waite, Olive (Bragg); Welles, Edward
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.