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	  An Evening at Serrell s.
shall do the old dreary business of bringing up
articles &c for acceptation or rejection by
Rosenberg, Gayler & Co.    Not if I know it!
Sol Eytinge came in, stood talking awhile
with Bellew   nose and chin much more promi-
nent than of old, looks more Jewish.          Clapp
came in, talked a bit, looked sinister and
old-clothesmanish.       Up-town, Clapp and
Bellew walking together, Cahill and I follow-
ing.      Cahill was a little intoxicated, had been
loafing and drinking, sans dinner, all day.
When we got home, I took a bath, then arou-
sed Cahill by wet towel applications, to his sup-
per, which he needed.         To 745; the girls,
with Miss Ann, waiting, presently Honeywell
arrived.      Off to Serrell s, Amity Street, Miss
Ann and Matty walking with me, Sally with
Honeywell and Eliza with Jack.       Haney
did not show, being at Parton s.      At Serrell s.
He, his wife, a lady Bostonian, Mrs. George
Edwards and presently her husband, constitu-
ted the company.     We had a dance and a
song or two.      Things not very exhilarant,
though I found it pleasant enough, talking to
the girls.       They all three looked extremely
pretty in their new dresses and I never saw
Sally look so handsome.        The evening drift-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and sixty-nine
Description:Describes a visit to Edward Serrell with the Edwards girls.
Date:1860-04-26
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Cahill, Frank; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Crook and Duff's (New York, N.Y.); Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George, Jr.; Edwards, George, Jr., Mrs.; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eytinge, Solomon; Gayler, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Parton, James; Rosenberg; Serrell, Edward W.; Serrell, Edward W., Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Amity Street
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.