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	A Letter from Bob Gun
it in the afternoon, found Banks in the
office talking with Addey.    Went to bed,
headachy, at about 9 and read for an hour
or two.
  30.  Wednesday.  A nine-and-a-half page
letter from Bob Gun, at Havana, enclosing two
for posting to England.   Those sent to Ledger,
re-mailed by Cahill to Cuba, have not reach-
ed their intended destination.  They were four
in number containing letters for his father and
mother,  St Orne,  Sutherland, McCullough,
Syme and various others, written and without
New York.    As those to Ledger  contain-
ed important enclosures,  Gun requests Cahill
to inquire after the batch at the New York
P.O.     He expects to return during the sum-
mer,  is going to leave Havana in a few days 
but for what place he has not yet determi-
ned.    The Havana papers were full of the
fight for the championship, and there was con-
siderable betting on the result.      Bob Gun,
 the only Sayers man in Havana,  backed that
hero and is prepared to do so again.            He
 has kept entirely away from women and jud-
ging from his case it is a mistake that the
passions are increased by a warm climate.   He
alludes to the advertisements addressed to
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and thirty-one
Description:Describes a letter from Bob Gun, written in Havana.
Date:1860-05-29
Subject:Addey; Banks, A.F.; Cahill, Frank; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ledger, Arthur; Sayers, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

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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.