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the leafy streets in idle sort, caterpillars pen-
dant from the umbrageous trees.    Claret-punch
and cigars.        I back with Haney, dined and
loafed away the afternoon.    Out together by 4,
to the Metropolitan, where two or three Japanese
heads at the windows attracted a good many
spectators.      Haney supped with me, then
together to 745.         With the girls, Jack and
Honeywell, out on the rear-stoop, talking, sing-
ing hymns and looking at the stars, with cigar
accompaniments, till Mr. and Mrs. E. came home,
then down-stairs.           In Broadway this after-
noon we met the two Arnold s, with another,
when George spake of an article in this day s
 Courier,  about Cahill, written by Smith.
  18.  Monday.  Article in  Tribune  about Cahill,
written by England.    Writing all the morning,
 Momus  work; down-town in the afternoon to
Office and that of  Nic-nax.     Writing at night.
Boweryem up for an hour, he just returned
from the  Phalanx.        George Arnold, whom I
met this afternoon, says he was not of the sup-
per party given by Cahill to the strumpets and
Vanity Fairians, which occurred at the Mac Pike s,
not at the place named.
  19.  Tuesday.  Early to Addey s with copy.  Re-
turning met Damoreau in Broadway.        He has
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page forty-three
Description:Describes watching the stars and talking with the Edwards girls on the rear stoop of their house.
Subject:Addey; Arnold, George; Arnold, Jack; Bohemians; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; England; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Japanese; Smith, James L.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2011-01-29


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.