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	      A Morning at Hoboken.
and lived on her honest father s money.    Stone s
papa-in-law isn t a Meagles.

		      April.
  1.  Sunday.  After breakfast to the Everett
House, to visit Ledger, there to be introduced
to man who s to hand me the documents for
Ledger s biography, during his absence from the
city.    But the man didn t show, having, said
Ledger been attacked with an epileptic fit.
He told me, also, particulars about his  Canadian
friends,  whom Cahill believes to be entirely ima-
ginary, inventions.        They had taken
the rooms for him, said Ledger, discharged his
bill, didn t want to be aroused till 2 P.M.,
when they were going to return to Canada.  Why
this waste?  (of assertion) as the devil remarked,
looking over Lincoln cathedral.   Back to Bleeck-
er, in company, finding Alf Waud, Hayes and
Rondel at the door.    Impressed the two former
and with Cahill and Burger, the six of us start-
ed for Hoboken.     Alf comported himself aggress-
ively, as usual.   When I suggested a bottle of
light French wine as an inducement, to Rondel,
to accompany us, Alf must immediately stigma-
tize the expedition as a  guzzling  party.    Then
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and thirty-four
Description:Describes a day at Hoboken with Alfred Waud, Hayes, Rondel, Frank Cahill, and Burger.
Date:1860-03-31
Subject:Burger; Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (engraver); Ledger, Arthur; Rondel; Stone, B.G.; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Hoboken, [New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street
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.