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                   Taking Care of Him.
England.   Wherefore he proposes to start next
Saturday, to go via Liverpool to Scotland, then
to London.       Fearing he might get on the spree
and spend his money, he made it over to me
to keep for him.       At the Optimus he proposed
hiring a carriage and making  just two calls 
but I overruled him and brought him home by
12  , safe though tipsy.
  3.  Tuesday.  Chores.  Out to tailors, Bob
going with me.  Haney came to announce Nyack
as the place proposed for the Edwards  pic-nic,
as last year.       In doors till 4, then down-town.
Met Mr. Edwards in Broadway, who asked
as had Haney, whether they shouldn t see me to-
morrow.   I had been dubitating it, thinking no
but said yes.     Incidentally mentioning Bob Gun,
the kindly old boy bade me bring him.        Met
Oliver Hillard.  (Hitchings prospering in Boston.)
Down town, return.        Writing and chores.   Bob
Gun, Boweryem and Symes occasionally preva-
lent in the evening.   Out at 11   with the for-
mer for soft-shelled crabs and got home hardly
before 2 next morning.
  4.  Wednesday.  Woke up suddenly at five minu-
tes past 5, aroused Boweryem (who comported
himself like a demented and electrified frog on the
occasion) and Bob Gun, did showerbath, dressed
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page seventy-five
Description:Mentions that Bob Gun gave him money for safekeeping for fear that he will spend it on a ''spree.''
Date:1860-07-02
Subject:Boweryem, George; Edwards, George; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Oliver; Hitchings; Symes
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (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.