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	The  Phalanx  in New Jersey.
who set us right and bore us company
till within fifteen minutes walk of the  Pha-
lanx.      This place originated fifteen or more
years ago in an attempt at carrying out Four-
ier s communistic projects, a number of people
purchasing land and erecting buildings on it, of
which the biggest now forms the present hotel.
Brisbane, Greeley and others of that ilk had a
good deal to do with it.       George Arnold spent
some years of his boy-hood here, his father being
always an ismy man.            The project came to
an end in due time, but the place retains some
of its associations yet; people who dwelt there
visit it in summer, as a pleasant sojourn in easy
access to the city.     Saw Warren the landlord,
a Jerseyman, and very much so, and a tall,
white-haired English resident; got a rere-sup-
per of eggs and bacon and by 10 to-bed, in
a capacious, double-bedded room on the ground-
floor.      The night was cold and dank and
tranquil and the wind blew occasionally.
  20.  Sunday.  A breezy but very sunny day.
Breakfast, with landlord, Boweryem, Englishman,
a Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin from New York; latter
nice-looking, her husband conversible, and an old
lady, other to Warren s partner, English-born.
Loafing about.    Joined by Stedman, who had
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and thirteen
Description:Describes a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.
Date:1860-05-19
Subject:Arnold, George; Baldwin, Mr.; Baldwin, Mrs.; Boweryem, George; Brisbane, Albert; Food; Fourier, Charles; Greeley, Horace; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Warren (Phalanx)
Coverage (City/State):New Jersey
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.