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              Morris in New Hampshire.
dress, with her dainty waist and sweet virginal
figure, her red lips upturned towards you, I
thought   well! that I should have dearly liked
to have kissed her.     In doors all the rest
of the day, downright ill with diarrhaeh.   A
letter from Morris, dated Berlin Falls, New
Hampshire.     Characteristic account of his journey
thither, of the  annoyances  he was subjected to by
the way.    First he couldn t get at $5 changed to
pay carriage-hire and the boat started, defrauding
the driver, then the state-rooms were all taken
&c, and on their arrival at Portland, his com-
panion overslept himself, driving him  half-fran-
tic  with apprehension    for fear the boat would
go off.     He appears all right however, now,
and in pleasant quarters, working no more
than is good for him, and made much of
by agreable people.     Breakfast by 7 or later,
sometimes a walk before, along the river; at 9
or 10 to work; dinner at 1 (except on Sundays)
chatting, reading, daily cigar and at 3.50 or
4 P.M. to work again, till 6;  this, condensed,
is his days routine.
  26.  Thursday.  Writing &c.    A Letter
to Hannah.   Heavy rain and thunder-storm in
the afternoon.    To 745 in the evening, with books
for the girl s country reading.     Found them with
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and seventeen
Description:Describes a letter from Morris describing his journey to Berlin Falls, New Hampshire.
Date:1860-07-25
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Edwards, Martha; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

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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.