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	      At Crook and Duff s.
John McLenan in the store room below and
after waiting for half an hour, talking, went up
to Crook and Duff s, then at high noon and
full of people.    Banks was there and presently
joined us to introduce a Mr. Phillips, recently
appointed editor to the  Illustrated News,  the
paper Alf Waud and Sol Eytinge are on.        He
is an Englishman, has written under the name
of  January Searle.      Brightly came in and
joined us.        Banks was in a state of fluttered
approbativeness, said privately to me that five
such persons accidentally drinking to together
it would be hard to parallel.        I told Bellew
and his eyes laughed.       While talking, young
Frank Wood turned from the counter, at which
he was seated on a stool, eating something, to
shake hands with Bellew.   Boy s face he has
still.           With Banks and Bellew to go to  Mo-
mus  office, but met Morris who reported Addey
out.           Up-town with Bellew, till he took om-
nibus at Spring St.           Writing all the evening
and part of the afternoon.
  18.  Friday.  After breakfast to Addey with
copy.  Wrote another article there.   Newman
returned to Bleecker St with me and I took him
to an engine-house, he wanting to sketch a  machine. 
Addey is  editing  Momus to the dogs and Newman
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and nine
Description:Describes a noonday scene at Crook and Duff's.
Subject:Addey; Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Brightly; Crook and Duff's (New York, N.Y.); Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; McLenan, John; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Newman; Searle, January (G. S. Phillips); Waud, Alfred; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street; Spring Street
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.