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	            and Fortunes.
get more, Harrow being considered rather a
crack place.     He  wears the whole of the hair
nature gave him,  and  looks quite ferocious.
All of us boys are now alike, excepting Edwin,
and he only shaves his upper lip.       He  had a
letter from Mrs. Tyler (from Australia, I sup-
pose) last spring, saying they were much redu-
ced in circumstances and both in bad health, also
coming home;  when Sam  immediately sent them
a letter of credit, for as much as  he  could
possibly spare, but has heard nothing since.
Our father  lent  Sam  50, when he went
to Harrow for which, he writes,  I pay more in-
terest than he could get elsewhere: I shall return
the whole to him   x   x   he ought to have given it
me, but never mind.       I never bother him now,
it being no use and only frets him   as he al-
ways has been so he ever will be, to the end of
the chapter.   We might have had a much worse
father and could not have had a much better
mother.       Thus Sam; a pleasant characteris-
tic picture.   I always think of him tenderly; he
is such a good fellow, such a grown boy.    Wri-
ting till 4; boy up from Cahill for words to
cuts.      Down-town, to  Momus,  Haney s and
 Nick-nax  offices, none of the folks at either.
After supper, off to 16th street.       An hour with
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page nine
Description:Describes a letter received from his brother, Sam.
Date:1860-06-04
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Tyler, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Harrow, [England]
Coverage (Street):16th Street
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of New York literary Bohemians, Frank Cahill fleeing for England after spending money that was meant for ''The New York Picayune,'' visits to the Edwards family, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and other friends on the Fourth of July, a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's, witnessing a fire at Washington Market, the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island, an excursion aboard the ship Great Eastern, a vacation at Grafton with the Edwards family, his growing friendship with Sally Edwards, Lotty Granville's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at his boarding house, Frank Bellew's return to England, and visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with friends for an article.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Grafton, New York
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.