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	             At 745.   Sally.
he did boy-tricks in the street, betrayed an incli-
nation to pelt cats and the members of the company,
only subsiding on discovering that the game could
be played by others.        A June day, so warm that
coats might have been dispensed with, heavy haze,
on the river, ominous of coming storm.   To Limouze s
  a pleasant time generally.         All back by 2 1/2,
to dinner.     Awhile in Burger and Kettle s room.
I, to my room for a doze, during heavy rain
storms; when I woke most of the fellows had
departed.        In the parlor till 9, then to Ed-
wards, through a fine rain.     Haney and Honey-
well there, the girls &c.    Stayed till 11, talking
promiscuously, a good part of the time to Sally.
The girl had been sick, kept her bed for
some days, which her father revealed, she her-
self playing Spartan and saying nothing about it.
There s a correct feeling in this, dashed with mor-
bidity; it contrasts well with the clamor made by
all vulgar people about their ailments.       Little
Nast will hardly return to the U.S. for twelve
months, so I heard Eliza say, talking to Mor-
ris (who dropped in at 10, after an unsuccessful
call at Fanny Fern s)   there s a letter from  Tho-
mas  in the  Illustrated News,  accompanying his
sketches.    Said letter must have been considerably
cooked and improved, if not wholly re-written,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and thirty-five
Description:Describes a day in Hoboken with friends and a visit to the Edwards family.
Date:1860-04-01
Subject:Burger; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Kettle; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; [Hoboken, New Jersey]
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.