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          Dr Waldron.   Boweryem en Prince.
intellectual beauty the girl has, which promises to
be exquisitely womanly.           Haney walked home
with me.
  23.  Wednesday.  Finished article for  Momus, 
then with Bowman and Cahill down-town, calling
for the latter at Haney s, where he breakfasted,
(having risen too late for ours, not getting home
till daylight this morning.)     To  Momus,   Nic-nax 
and Haney s Offices, then to Harper s, talk
with Nordhoff; then to  Momus  Office again, where
I found, not Addey, but Briggs and De Waldron,
whom I used to meet at the  Ornithorynchus. 
He has been out west, farming in Illinois,
also in England.        A rather bald, white-hair-
ed, white-bearded, clear-complexioned, healthy
looking man; has been an actor and written
plays, mostly comedies.     Said he had been
dining t other day with Bourcicault and Ho-
race Mayhew, the last being privately in this
city, which bit of news set Briggs agog to
get at him.         Up-town per omnibus.    Little
Boweryem off for Philadelphia in a new suit
of black clothes, of which he was amusingly con-
scious, told Cahill he should make an impress-
sion on somebody s heart ere he returned!
Did drawing on wood for  Nic-nax,  then
devoted the evening to a letter to my mother.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and twenty-two
Description:Describes De Walden.
Date:1860-05-22
Subject:Addey; Boucicault, Dion; Boweryem, George; Bowman, Amos; Briggs, Charles F.; Cahill, Frank; Clothing and dress; De Walden; Edwards, Eliza; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Mayhew, Horace; Nordhoff
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.