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	At 745.    Morris clears out.
nation.     Wherefore he was out-of-sorts and
dolorous with hurt vanity.           We drank toget-
her and I parted with him at 745.               Half
an hour with pater and materfamilias in the
work-room, where the latter was diligent as
usual; then the girls, Haney and Jack came
home from Ottignon s Gymnasium, where they
had been witnessing the exhibition, at Honey-
well s invitation.     And with them came   Mor-
ris.     Now Morris had cleared out from our
house, rather unexpectedly, this afternoon, without
further intimation of it than that vouchsafed
last week.        Mrs. Boley told myself and Cahill
of it, over the supper-table, and sure enough
I found cupboard empty and trunk gone on as-
cending to my old attic-room.     Morris said he d
heard of the Gymnasium performance, and  thought
he d ring in.          When I spake of his hegira he
said something about people getting on better without
him.         The girls sang and Morris sang.       Matty
looked pretty, rosy and saucy with untied bonnet
strings.        Sally admitted the performance was
 rather slow.       Broke up about 11.      On getting
back to the house, found folks in the parlor.
Cahill silent in arm-chair at a distance
from Lizzie, who sat at table with the Train-
que (who came home last Sunday)  Phillips,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and thirty-four
Description:Regarding James Morris leaving his boarding house.
Date:1860-05-30
Subject:Boley, Susan; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Phillips; Trainque, Cecilia (Phillips); Woodward, Lizzie (Fite)
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.