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                     January Searle. 
over the way) crossed the street to fetch me over
to the opposite stoop, where were Misses Kate
Barton and Annie Groves, with three men.
Talked jocular nonsense for half an hour, then
to room and bed.   Kate is handsome.
  7.  Thursday.   Momus  work till 3, then
down to the office.    In Nassau Street met  Dr. 
Doyle and Banks and, going up-town, Phillips,
( January Searle ) editor of the  Illustrated
News !   With him to Haney s and brought him
home to supper with me.          He has known Char-
lotte Bronte and Carlyle.                      I met, too,
going up-town, Richardson, the Yorkshire-born
painter and picture-dealer whom I knew so well
nine years ago, in Holtein days.       He lives at
Philadelphia, as I partly knew.       In face, New-
man the artist oddly resembles him.
  8.  Friday.  Writing till noon, then down-town
by way of the Bowery   buying things.   Momus  Of-
fice.       Up-town and in doors for the rest of the
day, writing &c.            A couple of hours in the par-
lor, where the people were singing, to Warne s
playing.
  9.  Saturday.  Down-town in the morning,
to  Momus  Office and Haney s   he having re-
turned yesterday from Philadelphia.        In doors
all the afternoon.    At night visited Addey and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page twelve
Description:Mentions meeting January Searle on the street and inviting him to dinner.
Date:1860-06-06
Subject:Addey; Banks, A.F.; Barton, Kate; Boardinghouses; Bronte, Charlotte; Carlyle, Thomas; Doyle; Groves, Annie; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Newman; Richardson; Searle, January (G. S. Phillips); Warne; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Nassau 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.