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            Harpers, Frank Leslie s &c.
Dick would discreetly allow it to be inferred
that his sister is an artless little dear, devo-
tedly attached to Charley.    I tested his know-
ledge by mention of the Chigwell house and
the possibility that the marriage would follow,
and I could see that surprised him.         He is
very fond of George, is Dick, but yet shrewd
enough to see some of his defects.    Apart from
my repugnance to the stock, I like Dick.       I
shouldn t wonder if George accepts Dick s devo-
tion as he does that of his wife, not giving its
adequate in return. 
  24.  Tuesday.  To Harper s.  John Bonner
thought the story would suit the Magazine bet-
ter than the Weekly, so had handed it to Guernsey.
Looks dubious.       Newman there, excited as usual,
just starting off to make sketches for them at the
workhouse &c.   I felt unlucky, by contrast.    To
the Ill. News Office, Alf Waud, Hitchcock and
Sol Eytinge drawing together.   Talking with the two
former.       Saw Clarence Eytinge pass in the ante-
room.   To Frank Leslie s office, saw him.     Thad 
Glover there.    Will Waud is in Canada, apropos
of the prince of Wales  visit.     To Haney s Office;
thence up town.    To 745 in the evening.        Mr &
Mrs E., Mrs Nichols, the girls, Jack and
Haney present.      The rest getting to whist, I
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and fifteen
Description:Regarding visits to various publishing offices and the people he met at each.
Date:1860-07-23
Subject:Bolton, George; Bolton, Richard; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bonner, John; Conworth, Sarah (Bolton); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Eytinge, Clarence; Eytinge, Solomon; Glover, Thad; Guernsey; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hitchcock; Leslie, Frank; Marriage; Newman; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William
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.