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                     A remorseful Sot.
at,  said Bob Gun, my informant.     Arnold
showed her portrait to Gun, who inadvertently
rallying him on it, in Giles  presence, excited the
lover s suspicions, which were only allayed by Ar-
nold s exhibiting another portrait, borrowed by 
Bob Gun for the purpose.        This Giles was a fre-
quenter of  30  too.
  8.  Sunday.  In doors all day, writing
during the morning and part of the afternoon,
loafing and reading, the rest, till Bellew calling,
he and Bob Gun came up in my room, remaining
till supper-time.     Evening in the parlor, with
Lizzie Woodward (as the name is, properly spelt)
her sister, Griswold and occasionals.
  9.  Monday.  Syme up, pronouncing himself a
 d____d drunken blackguard,  remorsefully sit-
ting in an extreme corner of the room with a very
grave expression of countenance and deploring that
 everybody (in the liquor business) trusted him.    I
inspired him with the brilliant idea of bustling a-
bout and getting his preparations advanced so as
to accompany Bob Gun and off he went to give
out his linen to the wash.    Wrote steadily through
the sunny, sultry day till supper time.       Damoreau
and Shepherd in Bob Gun s room in the evening;
there awhile, then out together, dropping Damo-
rean at the corner of Broadway.    To Pfaff s,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page eighty-six
Description:Mentions giving Symes advice.
Subject:Arnold, George; Bellew, Frank; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Giles; Giles, Mrs.; Griswold; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Shepherd, N.G.; Symes; Woodward, Lizzie (Fite); Woodward, Susan
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.