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        Ada Clare.     745.    The Walls.
much indignation at.      He mentioned them
only too favorably, to my thinking, conceding
power of repartee and conversation to Clapp
who is only more dogmatic than he is shallow.
I learn that  Ada Clare s  child was fathered
by Gottschalk s brother; both the men had a 
liason with her.     She is originally Southern; has
money.          Cahill has never got the money
he was to have obtained from Ledger s agent,
for his (Cahill s) detective doings.      Can t get
sight of the man.
  14.  Saturday.   Writing & Chores.   At 12
to Edwards  to get theatre-ticket left last night.
Sent up message and all the girls came down
one after another, Miss Anne with them part
of the time.       Half an hour s pleasant chatter
paid me for my call: how nice the girls did
look and how jolly they were!     Back; writing.
Down-town by 5, meeting Haney by the way
and anon the Walls.         Selina got up gorgeous
with a foot of rich silk trailing behind her, little
Wall, homely-looking but good-humored.   To
 Courier  Office &c.      Evening, Haney up, anon
Hayes the engraver and Rondel.            These, with
Cahill, Shepherd, Morris and Boweryem con-
stituted a snug little party in my attic and
we all got to telling stories and singing songs
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and fifty-six
Description:Mentions visits to the Walls and the Edwards family.
Subject:Bohemians; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Clare, Ada; Detectives; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gottschalk; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes (engraver); Jewell, Selina (Wall); Ledger, Arthur; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Rondel; Shepherd, N.G.; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Wall
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29


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.