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	          Sally s Birthday.
tisements.    He found out they knew me, and
praised me hugely; said I was  a good Latin
scholar!                This Phillips is a kindly,
sawney-speaking fellow with an inventive ge-
nius.     He is going in for a washing-machine
and Cahill predicts he ll be a richer man
than any boarder in the house in a year or
two.    Likely enough.   Queer, anomalous charac-
teristics men do possess.
  15.  Tuesday.  Addey called for copy.     Writing.
Out for an hour.         Down-town by 4, to  Mo-
mus  Office,  Courier  and  Nic-nax.   Returned
up-town with Haney, he supped with me,
stayed an hour and then we went to 745.
The girls, Jack and, later, pater and mater-
familias present.    Sally s 19th birthday to-
morrow.      Haney is trying to get  on  the  Tri-
bune  as mail-editor.
  16.  Wednesday.  Writing during the morning.
Down-town during the afternoon, to  Momus 
Office.      Addey and Briggs there, latter in a
cloak, writing and looking foxy.    Writing
all the evening till 12 and later.
  17.  Thursday.  Early morning walk to 10th
street.     Down-town with Bowman; to Harper s
with story.     Talking with John Bonner and
Nordhoff when Bellew came.     Together we found
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and eight
Description:Mentions that Phillips is trying to invent a washing machine.
Date:1860-05-14
Subject:Addey; Bellew, Frank; Bonner, John; Bowman, Amos; Briggs, Charles F.; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hankins; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Nordhoff; Phillips
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):10th Street
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.