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  The tailless Fox recommends caudal amputation.
ciously on subjects offensive to his auditors, is
disposed to ventilate unpleasant truths   the con-
trary of his ordinary behavior, which is considerate
to a degree.       He licked Banks under alcoholic
influence.       It s a family trait; his brother Beck-
et (or rather Patrick, his real name) insulted
the pugilist Aaron Jones in such a manner that
there d have been a fight at Crook and Duff s
if Mort Thomson hadn t stopped it.
  23.  Saturday.  Writing till noon, then down
town, to Momus, Courier and Post Offices.  Writing
in the afternoon   Addey up, with $4.       Morris
came to supper, stopped an hour afterwards.
[Phonography].  Damoreau was up twice, in my absence; the
first time he left a sheet of scribbled objurgation
of bachelor-hood, ending by exhorting me to get
married.        Does he think he is married?    I won-
der.      Out with Boweryem for claret-punch, felt
loaferish, made a call over the way and return-
ed about midnight.
  24.  Sunday.  To Weehawken, a walk with
Boweryem to Guttenberg, an hour and a half s wai-
ting for the Fort Lee boat, a walk to another lan-
ding, then embarkation and by 4, reached our des-
tination.     Found the Websters , Boweryem s friends,
at dinner, joined  em.           Then to a newly erected
wooden tower commanding a fine view.         Back to
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page fifty
Description:Regarding the tendency of the Bellew brothers to get into fights after they have been drinking.
Date:1860-06-22
Subject:Addey; Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Boweryem, George; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Drunkenness; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jones, Aaron; Marriage; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

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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.