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       Haney doesn t see the Prize Fight.
garroting of five criminals, each time re-
sulting in disappointment.    He thinks Japan
would be a good place to go to and wouldn t
be surprised if he acted on that idea, though he
has no present intentions thitherwards.           These
with much miscellaneous matter, compromise the
letter, which its writer bids me not answer till
the receipt of another.           Writing story all
the morning, down-town after dinner.          To
Haney s office.     His attempt, in conjunction
with Mort and Clif Thomson, O Brien, Thad
Glover and Mullen, the little  Vanity Fair  artist,
to witness the fight that was prevented by the
combatants missing each other, on one being arres-
ted, proved a miserable business.        A night-
ride in Jersey, dreary tromping through wet woods
and country, ascending and descending the Pali-
sades, only with the result of coming up as a boy
who had been pitted against another by the mob,
in default of the men-brutes, was borne sense-
less from the ring.       O Brien got so used-up
that he stayed behind.                 Cahill in.    Up-
town.     Writing till 9 1/2, then out to Edwards ,
Cahill walking with me.        He had expected to
take Lizzy Woodworth to Adams  Bear-Show,
but the night proving damp, she tacitly declined,
never condescending to come and tell her determi-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and thirty-three
Description:Describes a letter from Bob Gun, written in Havana.
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Glover, Thad; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Mullen, Edward F.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Thomson, Clif; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Woodward, Lizzie (Fite)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29


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.