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	     More Bohemianism.
 Nick-nax  work.      To Post-Office, met
Banks.    Up-town by omnibus.     Heavy rain-
storm in the afternoon, with lightning.    Reading.
Evening to 10th Street, saw Addey, got $10.
Another rain storm set in which kept me there
for an hour and a half, then to Edwards ,
supposing I should find Haney there.    He had
been there throughout the afternoon, but recently
leaving.     The girls and Jack there, presently
their parents.           Fanny  and her husband have
called at the house during the week.      Welles is
gone to Minnesota, to visit his relatives.
  27.  Sunday.  Damp and dull day.  Scrib-
bling and chores till dinner.    By 4 to 16th 
street, found Haney at home.       He had been
to Jim Parton s during the morning, dining there.
Haney said he was on something of a spree, on
Thursday night.   Coming uptown in company with
Bellew, the latter must go into the Waverly,
to get a borrowed $5 from O Brien, Young Wood
was there, maybe others.  (The Pfaff crowd af-
fet the Waverly now, for feeding, their former
place for drinking.)   They got to champagne drin-
king, went to some exhibition or other (Bellew
leaving previously) then to drinking again and
Haney hadn t been quite well since.       Another
night being at Pfaff s, when Cahill was there,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and twenty-seven
Description:Describes a talk with Jesse Haney about a night out drinking with the Bohemians.
Date:1860-05-26
Subject:Addey; Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Bohemians; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; O'Brien, Fitz James; Parton, James; Welles, Edward; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):10th Street; 16th 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.