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	    A Letter from Bob Gun.
Waud came in the evening, talked about his
doings in Charleston, stayed an hour.          To
Bellew s and returning in the parlor.
  12.  Saturday.  Down-town with Cahill.    To
Addey s, got $10.   To Post-Office, obtaining a
letter from Bob Gun, which, stupidly rejected at
our house, had been advertised in the published
lists.        He got a letter from Ledger, dated the
8th, has written four to him (which, sent back
by Cahill, have not reached the inditer) and is
anxious about it, as they contained letters
to his father and mother, who, not getting
them,  will think him drowned.     He  has been
studying the language very closely,  been  very
little out of the house and not at all out of
Havana,  except  along the beach in search of
shells.    He is lodging in the house with a
Col. Newcomb, correspondent of the  N.Y. Herald, 
sees the papers but wants one illustrated one
with the account of the fight.      Went to a fight
last night  with a hyena, a black panther
and dogs.      Thus Bob Gun; not a word of
what he s doing.            To  Nicnax  Office; Ca-
hill and Haney there, anon to  Courier,  got $4
owing for a long time, and read proof.           Up-
town.          In the evening with Bowman, Morris,
and Boweryem to the Academy Exhibition
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and four
Description:Describes a letter received from Bob Gun.
Date:1860-05-11
Subject:Addey; Bellew, Frank; Boweryem, George; Bowman, Amos; Cahill; Cahill, Frank; Cahill, Mrs.; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Ledger, Arthur; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Newcomb; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.