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evening with Morris and Boweryem to Haney s,
a sort of surprise party, originated by Jack Edwards,
who came with John Pillow.        Honeywell made
up the party.         Ale, cake, bread and butter, sing-
ing and mild merriment till 11 1/2.          I was think-
ing of Hannah s letter all the time.                 Cahill
ascertained that Ledger left the Everett House
in the carriage which conveyed folks from the hotel
to the British mail steamer.           Two heavy letters
addressed to Ledger from Bob Gun have arrived,
presumably written in cipher; they will be sent back
to Gun, at Ledger s orders.
  25.  Wednesday.  Writing in-doors.  Day at
first pleasantish, presently snowy and rainy,
but inclining to sunlight in the afternoon.  Down
town, nervous, disheartened.      Walked up-town
with Haney, couldn t tell him how hypochondria-
cal I felt, broke down on gaining my room
in Cahill s presence.    He showed very kind,
would have me out to the theatre   Laura
Keene s   where we saw Bourcicault s  Colleen
Bawn  and went to the  Optimus  afterwards.
  26.  Thursday.  Comes a small girl with
a note from Matty Edwards, inviting me to
accompany the girls tonight, to Serrell s.   Did
drawing on block sent to me by Addey, took
it down in the afternoon.    Addey and Rosen-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and sixty-seven
Description:Mentions night out at the theater with Frank Cahill.
Subject:Addey; Bennett, Hannah; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Ledger, Arthur; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Pillow, John; Rosenberg; Serrell, Edward W.; Theater
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.