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         Haney going to see a Prize-Fight.
 House of Lords  at 9, when they would
proceed to the appointed rendezvous, to embark
on a steamer for a dreary night-voyage to
the spot where the brutes where to maul each
other.    Mort went to initiate his brother into
reporting the affair for the  Tribune,  Haney out
of curiosity, with the expectation of making his
expenses by amateur reporting for the  Herald 
or  Times.       So when I returned from Cha-
pin s, Haney had left 745.       Mrs. George Ed-
wards and a male visitor were there, besides
Honeywell and the family.   Raining drearily
outside.          Stayed till 11, as usual.
  28.  Monday.  Writing and chores.  Letters
to Dick Bolton and his friend Simpson at
Montreal.    Down town in the afternoon, to
 Nic-nax  Office, returning Bowery-way.  Writing
story in the evening, till 10 1/2.
  29.  Tuesday.  An amusing letter from Bowery-
em in Philadelphia, written on a wet Sunday
evening, when he was without books  except se-
rious ones,  had read  everything else, even to the
name of the maker of his hat,  reserving those
on the buttons of his pantaloons and, hailing as
a discovery, the inscription on a piece of soap  
eschewing only the directions for use on his
razor-strop, in view of suicidal temptations.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and twenty-nine
Description:Regarding Jesse Haney going to witness a prize fight with the Thomson brothers.
Date:1860-05-27
Subject:Bolton, Richard; Boweryem, George; Edwards, George, Jr., Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Thomson, Clif; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
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.