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them!)     Talk of the prosperity of Gale and An-
noot, once Ned s fellow workmen.     Villanous
John Mapleson  getting lower and lower  in so-
ciety,  moving  about in London from place to
place.            Charley will call on Ledger (of the
Era   I requested it;))  he is now quite serious-
ly ill, scarcely able to go to Paternoster Row. 
He encloses a written anecdote, thinking it may do
to work into a story.        Writes my mother   I
must do myself the dear pleasure of copying her
words, though into this record of so much that 
is base and wicked, so little that one can look
at without sadness,    Oh! how thankful I am
to God for giving me such loving, good children!
I think it is in answer to my prayers for them  
may my hands be kept up for them while I 
have my breath!       Yes! for us dear mother,
for God knows we need it and there is at least
one that humbles his heart into the dust in ack-
nowledgement of it.  He d pray too, sometimes, but
God is farther away from him, than from you,
O my mother!
  30.  Saturday.  Writing.  Down town, to
Nick-nax Office, saw Larrison, got $12 for cuts,
saw Haney, went to Courier Office, met Suther-
land, to P.O.  Spaldings &c, then rode up town,
after a visit to Paul and the Momus Office.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page sixty-nine
Description:Describes a letter received from his mother.
Subject:Annoot; Gale; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Larason; Ledger, Arthur; Mapleson, John; Paul; Sutherland
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.