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her living.     This before people.     He had abstain-
ed from the tremendous retort that might have
been uttered.            Thus Charley, with confiden-
tial particulars as to certain of his New York
doings indicating that his compulsory marital
chastity produces the inevitable result.
9.	Thursday.  To Mercantile Library and
down-town, to  Momus  office   correcting proof
&c.       Day damp and drizzly.        Hither and
thither.       Dropping into King s shop on returning,
heard particulars how  ungratefully  Mrs. Potter
had behaved to him and family; how magnani-
mously he to her; how he was going to leave.
Out-of-sorts, trying to sleep in the afternoon,
with pains in my back and neck, a bad
cold   didn t sleep last night   felt ill all
over.    Writing in the evening, left article
at Addey s house, then to 745.       Welles,
Knudsen, Honeywell, Haney and the girls
there.     Singing from the latter.     Walked
about till midnight with Haney on leaving.
  Alf Waud has gone to Washington, to sketch
the doings of the newly-arrived Japanese embassy.
  11.  Friday.  In-doors till 5 1/2.             Writing letter
to Hannah &c.     Going out to post it, met Banks,
who had a great deal to say about  Momus 
and what a deal he was going to do for it.     Will
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and three
Description:Regarding Charles Damoreau's marriage.
Subject:Addey; Banks, A.F.; Bennett, Hannah; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; King; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Potter, Mrs.; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Welles, Edward
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.