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           Haney sells out to Mrs. Levison.
Harrow for a garden,  keeps bees and sells
honey; his wife  looking much better in health. 
Mrs. Bennett, my Hannah s mother, has
 something the matter with her eyes that makes
the family uneasy.            Mary Ann has written
home, and of her inquiry about my father s
age my mother [word crossed out] says:  I hardly know
whether it is correct, for he was registered
in some chapel in Banbury, which was burned
down, so we have to guess by Mr. Bolton s
age.      I think he is older, for he looks it;
he is a sad, miserable-looking man, always
complaining.  I need not tell you it makes
us all unhappy.               Down-town with
Cahill, to Wiley s.  Courier  Office, met
Briggs and had talk with him, to Post Office,
Bank, then to  Nic-nax  office.   Haney and
Cahill there; the former having just sold
out  Nic-nax  to Mrs. Levison for  2500,
half of what she bid for it six months ago,
which Haney s honesty prevented his accept-
ing.    The woman has always suspected him
of being what Cahill calls  a b____y wolf in
sheeps-clothing,  will probably punish her-
self most effectually by this purchase.     Up-
town with Haney, he dining with me, then
off together to Hoboken.   At the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and ninety-seven
Description:Regarding Mrs. Levison purchasing ''Nick Nax'' from Jesse Haney for $2,500.
Subject:Bennett, Mrs.; Briggs, Charles F.; Cahill, Frank; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Minnie; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Levison, William, Mrs.; Publishers and publishing; Women
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.