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	    Ledger gone to England.
the  Illustrated News.        Charley says
the speech at the Metropolitan was his primary
offence, Brightly that he didn t obey orders rela-
tive to a certain cut and was, generally, not
worth his salary, of which Leslie yet owes him
$50.
  9.  Monday.  Drenching rain.   Down town
in omnibus; to  Harper s,   Courier  Office,  Frank
Leslie s,  the  Illustrated News  &c.    Got $5 for
my  Tribune  article, after half an hour s weary
waiting in the office.        Mort Thomson, his brother
Clifford and Cahill there.               At  Nic-nax  office
saw Haney and Bellew.       Returned up-town with
Morris.      Sick and rather discouraged.     Evening
doing writing, a little of it.           Sage came up
with the intimation that Misses Maguire and
Waite were below; with Morris went down
stairs for half an hour.                   Morris,
Boweryem and Cahill in my room till 2.
A. M.            Cahill has been to the Steamship
Company Office of the vessel which left New York
for Liverpool on Saturday, the  City of Wash-
ington  and looked over the passenger list, where
he found recorded the name, Alfred Lane
  same initials as Ledger s.       His linen and
possibly trunks were marked with them.    I ve
little doubts as to the correctness of our surmises.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and forty-six
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill's theory that Arthur Ledger has left New York for England under the assumed name, Alfred Lane.
Date:1860-04-08
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Boweryem, George; Brightly; Cahill, Frank; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes (painter); Leslie, Frank; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Sage (acquaintance); Thomson, Clif; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Waite, Olive (Bragg)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.