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	 Miss Trainque in Trouble.
intention of taking it to  Momus.      Rain
and scribble all the afternoon.          Damoreau
came at night.     To Haney s with him, un-
successfully, of course; to Oliver Hillard s, 
thence with George Jackson, who dropped in,
to his studio to see a bust, &c. of his  scuptling. 
Damoreau left us at the door.              To the
Walls, fining them packing up for to-morrow s
departure to Bergen Point, there to spend the
summer.     Mrs. Jewell has returned to Bos-
ton.         Stayed till past 11.           Morris over-
took me in our street. I had just un-
dressed, was getting into bed, at 12, yawning
direfully, when he came in with a fifty-verse
poem to read to me!       But he was merciful
and didn t do it, deferring it to the mor-
ning.         What a many Swivellerish vir-
tues may a man possess, lacking justice and
honesty.    Here s Cahill, applied to by Phil-
lips for the loan o $4, to help that time-
honored object of sympathy, a female in dis-
tress.     Its poor Miss Trainque with her buxom
proportions and curls, who having but scanty
employment at her book-bindery, spent her
few poor dollars in travel as an  agent 
for Marie Louise Hankins and Fannie Lu-
cele s trashy newspaper.   Of course she ob-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and six
Description:Regarding Miss Trainque's financial situation.
Date:1860-05-14
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hankins, Mary Louise; Hillard, Oliver; Jackson, George; Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Lucele, Fanny; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Phillips; Trainque, Cecilia (Phillips); Wall; Women
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.