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                   A man from Chicago.
the Atlantic into recognition of them.     Then he
rather admitted Bellew s merit with good-humor-
ed toleration, now he knows better.       Then how
he pooh-poohed  Nick-nax,  &c.   now he is by
no means unwilling to draw for such.
  27.  Wednesday.   Chores &c., till noon, then down
town to see Paul.    Met a man who had been on the
 Pick  (Scoville s), who seemed to know me well
enough; who had just returned from Chicago, where
he had started and edited a paper for three years.
(Told me he had extracted from and  noticed  my
book.)     Had given it up and come to NewYork
again.          Hither and thither, to  Nick-nax  office.
Met Phillips (of the  Ill-News ) at Crook and Duff s,
he talking, on the steps, with Sol Eytinge, who left 
us to take a drink together.      Up-town per omnibus.
Drawing &c.    Billington and Boweryem up in
the evening; sent them off to Bartow s.    Damoreau
up, just as I was going out to 745, walked with
me.    He went to see John Ware off for England
and had a good story to tell about it.   Ware was shy
of going aboard, and, when it could no longer be post-
poned, effected it at the farther end of the steamer, presently confiding
to Charley that there was a woman aboard whom he
wished to avoid seeing, who he believed was intent on
seeing him.     Charley took an observation of her and
has no doubt that she sailed to Europe in the same
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page fifty-four
Description:Regarding an anecdote told by Charles Damoreau about John Ware trying to avoid a woman on board a ship on which they would both be sailing to England.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Billington; Boweryem, George; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Newman; Paul; Searle, January (G. S. Phillips); Ware, John; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.