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	  Dick Bolton returns to Canada.
has lost the  editorship  of  Vanity Fair,  on the
grounds of cliquerie and favoritism, and the Bo-
hemians talk of making common cause with him,
until he be re-instated.           Talk only, I take it.
O Brien still spends some of his nights in Shep-
herd s room.   He has sold a poem or so to the Har-
pers, squandered the money and gone hungry for
half a day together.   Shepherd, too, is  on a rock  as
he phrases it.        Arnold, he says he sees little
of.    George is very much changed.    He consorts
principally with Clapp and William Winter  the
poet !
  23.  Monday.  Larrison up and Boweryem,
the latter just returned, a little out of spirits, in
consequence of the absence of  Mary,  from a day
at the Phalanx.       Out awhile.    Dick came in the
afternoon.    Out with him to the foot of Liberty
street, there to see him and a friend off for Al-
bany, on their return to Canada.       The boat off
at 6.         I like Dick, though he has the secretive-
ness and some of the cunning of his family.
He got a letter from George during his stay here,
and, retailing some portions of it, I could tell
from a break in the sequence, that it contained
something pertinent to Charley and Rosa.     I be-
lieve the matter is corresponded about on their
side, no less than on mine and Hannah s.       But
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and fourteen
Description:Regarding Richard Bolton's departure for Canada.
Subject:Arnold, George; Bennett, Hannah; Bohemians; Bolton, George; Bolton, Richard; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Boweryem, George; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Larason; O'Brien, Fitz James; Shepherd, N.G.; Winter, William; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Liberty Street
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.