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	      Morris explains.
and Burger.     Griswold and Miss Susan
Woodworth, or  Susie,  as she delights to call
herself, were together looking over a book, Cut-
ler alone on the sofa.                Cahill
told me, subsequently, that after quitting me
he d wandered about taking drinks, finally
visiting the  Optimus,  where, disparaging Lips-
comb s brandy, that ex-guardsman had insist-
ed on his trying every variety of eau de vie he
had in the house!        However Cahill says he
wasn t drunk, and certainly he didn t look
anything but miserable, when in the parlor.
  When I was undressing for bed, Bowman
came in and wanted to know what had be-
come of Morris!
  31.  Thursday.  Writing  Momus  work.
Morris up about 12, explaining his departure,
after effecting which he had looked in at 745,
 thinking some of the young ladies might like to ac-
company him to the opera,  and finding Matty and
Jack going to the Gymnasium, joined them.        He
proposes  to bore me  with certain of his old lady
patrons writings  for the benefit of my suggestions, 
and says she intends going into the country in
a month or so, taking him with her.       A sort of
literary being taken in keeping.       Down town by
3  , to  Momus  Office, Addey exulting over his
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and thirty-five
Description:Regarding James Morris leaving his boarding house.
Date:1860-05-30
Subject:Addey; Bowman, Amos; Burger; Cahill, Frank; Cutler, Peter Y.; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Griswold; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lipscombe; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Woodward, Susan
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.