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ler and Briggs and with reason.
  30.  Monday.  Principally scribbling up the
last twenty pages.     Out for a walk as far
as Chamber St. at sunset.         Returning, in
Bleecker Street, met Lotty and Miss Martin.
She was going into a house in Leroy Place, one
to which her Houston St. boarding-house friends
have just moved to.    She intended to sleep at
the Smithsonian, wanted me to call on her, du-
ring the evening.  I saw her, not at the hotel
mentioned, but at the Leroy-place house, for
twenty minutes or so, when her uncle arrived
and called her away.      Didn t see said uncle,
but she came to New York for that purpose,
so she said.             Haney at supper with us.
Mrs. Potter moves to-day, to another house in
the same street.        Mrs. Griffin ex-Gouverneur
goes security for the rent, in her last-written
name   an illegal transaction, such a one
as women like her and Mrs Potter never
demur at.       Mrs G. will, likely enough, re-
turn to live with Mrs. P.       In which case,
Leslie s wife objects to boarding there.   Morris
went off with Haney to help him carry things,
subsequently together to Bellew s.    Boweryem
and anon Morris in my room.            Did not
get to bed till 1, scribbling and talking.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and eighty-eight
Description:Mentions seeing Lotty and Julia Martin in New York.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Briggs, Charles F.; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Leslie, Marion; Martin, Julia; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Potter, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street; Chamber Street; Houston Street
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.