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                The Family Repository. 
In the latter s room.   Return and drawing
on wood till dinner-time.  Morris came about
1, stayed to dinner.     Little Miss Maguire in the
parlor, Morris talking with her; asking questions
after his wont.   He has not seen her for a long time,
and I think did the affectionate, while she, for her
part, was loth to part with him.     When I said a
word on it, Morris threw out the observation that
the girl wanted a husband, that s what she want-
ed.      Down-town together, day very hot.  To a
Mr. Paul, in a wholesale chemist and patent medicine
store, in Beekman Street.       A monthly magazine of
the  Family Repository  and steal-tales-from-the-English
-order, of which certain numbers have been issued
wants a long story, original, and I went to treat
about it.     The magazine is merely a vehicle for
the store advertising its wares.     Boweryem got Mor-
ris the editorship of it, at $20, and told me of the
want of a story, which Morris came to me about
afterwards.       Up-town, parting in Broadway.
Did another drawing on wood by 9, then to Bel-
lew s, finding Newman there, Bellew at work, as
usual, Mrs. Bellew, hardly convalescent, in the room
during the latter part of the evening.       I set New-
man talking about  Punch  in its early days, when
he spoke of Albert Smith and Henry Mayhew get-
ting  1,,10 a week on it.       The latter was so good
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page fifty-two
Description:Regarding speaking to Paul about his publication, ''The Family Repository,'' which is seeking stories.
Date:1860-06-26
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Boweryem, George; Family repository.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Mayhew, Henry; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Newman; Paul; Publishers and publishing; Punch.; Smith, Albert; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beekman Street; Broadway
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.