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	         Hart in New York.
found Haney and Sally, the latter looking cool
and handsome.    The rest of the family were over
in Brooklyn, at the Rees .      Stayed by 11  ;
seeing the Chicago Zouaves pass, in torchlight pro-
cession during the early part of the visit.          On lea-
ving found Paul and Boweryem at a hotel stoop
and drank with them.      A thorough day s loafing,
but very enjoyable.
  20.  Friday.  At work all day till 1 P.M.  Did
five drawings on wood.   In the evening Hart, from
Louisville with a friend comes up, but not to stay
long.      He is well and prosperous, has gone into
the liquor-business, besides his other avocations, is,
I suppose, a rich man.             Dillon Mapother reported
to be very domestic, spending all his evenings at
home, in society of wife and baby.     Hart has been
in New York some days, and intends leaving on Mon-
day.       He will visit England next year.
  21.  Saturday.  Down town, hither and thither,
to Nick-nax Office, Paul s, French s (in search
of Hart, with whom I had made an appointment)
anon up in Times  Office, with Webb, then up-
town.      Dick came.    (He takes most of his meals
with me, sleeping at Taylor s.     He tried sleeping
here one night, but the bugs bit him so, he could-
n t stand it!)         In the evening with Dick and
Damoreau to the Atlantic Garden, in the Bowery,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and twelve
Description:Regarding a brief visit from Hart.
Date:1860-07-19
Subject:Bolton, Richard; Boweryem, George; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hart; Mapother, Dillon; Paul; Webb (reporter)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.