A Letter from Dillon Mapother.
for Nast couldn t spell, much less write a decent
English. Returned with Morris. When
Alf Waud appeared this morning he had an ab-
surd, thick winter shawl, which he was with some
difficulty chaffed out of conveying to Hoboken.
said he had constitutional rheumatism, which by
taking care of himself, he might eradicate, if not
it might increase and finally kill him! Looks
the picture of health, too. Cahill evidently re-
garded Ledger with the feelings attributed to Rob
the Grinder towards Carker throughout the day.
2. Monday. Writing fifth Era letter, with
one run down town to Courier Office, when I met
Watson the lengthy and cadaverous, and Hayes the
engraver. Return to dinner. Ledger up in the
morning. Evening, went to Bellews and
stayed till 11. I got a letter from Dil-
lon Mapother, the other day, the first received
for nearly twelvemonths. He is prosperous, happy,
has one child, a girl, a month old.
3. Tuesday. Chores and writing to Dillon.
Ledger up, for Era letter, &c. Cahill loaf-
ing, off duty, he says, probably for three weeks,
at the expiration of which time, advices will
be obtained from England, placing him on the
Secret Service staff. He and Shepherd were
out on a debauch last night. Encountering
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and thirty-six|
|Description:||Mentions receiving a letter from Dillon Mapother.|
|Subject:||Bellew, Frank; Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (engraver); Ledger, Arthur; Mapother, Dillon; Mapother, Miss; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; Shepherd, N.G.; Watson, John; Waud, Alfred|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|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.|