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	         Stone s Doings.
cent to a hundred dollars of papa s money.
Doubtless his relatives by marriage have ex-
perienced the same attentions.      He lived with
his wife s parents, his expenses, I suppose,
being like Will Waud s,  drawn as mild  as
possible, Mrs. Stone having charge of the house-
hold, as her mother, from badness of sight or
other infirmity could not superintend if herself.
Both the girl   an ex-village belle   and her
father are very sensitive about Stone, his
doings, personal appearance &c., and verily
he must have given them occasion.     He must
have had a good deal of money from his father,
at one time and another.         One he got, says
Shepherd, $2,000, some debt owing to his
Progenitor being made available, and confi-
ded to Stone on the understanding that he was
to repay it, in installments.         Forthwith he, with
his wife, went to Newport, Cape May and
other fashionable watering-places, lived at
tip-top hotels, never stirred abroad but in
carriages, in short made ducks and drakes
of papa s dollars in a fearfully expeditious
manner.     He did this in a forlorn impres-
sion that he could thereby mingle with rich and
stylish people, the and secure orders for pictu-
res, but hardly ever pushed the idea into posi-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and thirty-two
Description:Regarding news of artist B. G. Stone.
Date:1860-03-31
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Shepherd, N.G.; Stone; Stone, B.G.; Stone, B.G., Mrs.; Waud, William
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.