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        Mrs. W. Leslie and Mrs. Levison.
in strength.
    What an awful record is this, I m kee-
ping!
  3.  Thursday.  In doors till sunset.
Addey came up in the morning and I had
to rewrite article of mine which had been re-
written into execrable trash by Rosenburg.
At 6 turned out, went up Broadway, over-
taking Frank Hillard, dropping in with him
into the studio of Van Beest, the artist.   To
16th street, Mrs. Potter s new residence, some
six doors from her former one.     Supped there
with Haney, Leslie and his wife on the other
side of me.     They board there.      Wife not
pretty, looks as if she had a will of her own.
A smoke with Haney and Hayes in a partially
unfurnished room, then the latter went off
to his theatre.    Haney is in treaty with Mrs.
Levison for the sale of his half of the  Nic-nax, 
she designing to purchase and edit (!) it.      The
woman has an eager, clutching idea that there s
no end of money to be made in the enterprise,
that Haney is lukewarm or dishonest with re-
gard to her interests, a fancy at once foolish
and mean.     He half-projects a visit to
England, which will hardly come to anything.
Out together.     Dropped into a bear-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and ninety-four
Description:Describes a visit to Jesse Haney in his new boarding house.
Date:1860-05-02
Subject:Addey; Boardinghouses; England; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes, Edward; Hillard, Frank; Leslie, Marion; Leslie, William; Levison, William, Mrs.; Potter, Mrs.; Rosenberg; Van Beest; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street; Broadway
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.