The Bohemians at Clover Hill.
18. Thursday. In-doors till 5, then a
walk down town, met Oliver Hillard and
passed Matty and her father. My All the
Year Round story reprinted in Harper s. In
the evening for an hour to Edwards only
Matty and Jack in, the rest gone to bed.
19. Thursday. Down-town, to Harper s.
Bonner, Nordhoff and the Major got a capital
reception, walked up to Herald Office with Bonner.
To Courier Office: Smith, Cahill and Haney
there, the latter telling us of a Clover Hill ex-
cursion in company with Bellew, O Brien,
George Arnold, Frank Wood, Sears and
Gayler; a party of the latter s organizing.
They played football, cricket, &c. dined, drank
and sang and were charged $6 each for their
dinner; partly in consequence of O Brien s
stipulating for green seal champagne, partly
for the dinner that was got but not eaten t other
day. Gayler came into office, red-faced and
burly, us usual. Up-town. Writing a little,
in the afternoon; not well. Evening, Haney
came to sup with us. Out with him; I to
14th Street, saw Addey. He has engaged Briggs
to do daily humorous (?) political article, Gay-
ler to work regularly, in the office of Momus
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and sixty-two|
|Description:||Regarding a drinking party of Bohemians at Clover Hill.|
|Subject:||Addey; Arnold, George; Bellew, Frank; Bohemians; Bonner, John; Briggs, Charles F.; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Gayler, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Oliver; Momus.; Nordhoff; O'Brien, Fitz James; Publishers and publishing; Sears, Jack; Smith, James L.; Wood, Frank|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Coverage (Street):||14th Street|
|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.|