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	     Friendly Apprehensions.
does Mrs. Boley, who comes up-stairs for that
purpose.  Presently I learn that my absence
has caused all sorts of apprehensions as to my
safety, that Morris sat up till 1. A.M. last
night awaiting my return, that he, Cahill
and Haney are at that time searching for me
in Hoboken.     I had no intention of remain-
ing absent all night, so said nothing about it,
and Cahill had coupled my disappearance with
my nervous fit, getting up a pretty fair ag-
gregate of alarm.     Passed three very unpleasant
hours till the fellows came home.       They had
been enquiring for and describing me, as far
as Limouze s.         Very tired and sickish.
  29.  Sunday.  Resting, bathing, reading
and recuperating generally till sun-set, then
to 16th St.      Haney out.    Supped at Oliver
Hillard s boarding-house, then leaving him
in the breezy night and Fifth Avenue, on his
way to some orthodox church, I went to Cha-
pin s.    To 645 subsequently.     The family,
Knudsen and Honeywell.      All the talk about
the fight for the  International Championship 
the news of which, arriving yesterday, excited
an amount of interest exceeding anything, I think, 
ever known here.      No good, whatever, could
of course, come out of such a beastly atrocity,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and eighty-five
Description:Regarding the concern of his friends when he did not return home for the night.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Oliver; Honeywell, Charles; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street; Fifth Avenue
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.