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Jessie, Mrs. G. Edwards  daughter.     Saw
them all off; returned up-town with Haney
in 6th Avenue car.   Writing during the evening
until now, about 10 o clock.
  28.  Saturday.  Down town, to Harper s,
to Haney s office, Paul s &c, met Alf Waud
and with him to Crook and Duff s.   At Harper s
I had seen the inevitable Newman, fussy and agog
with work to do for them, at Haney s the boy en-
graver was at work on a block of Havard s (the
whole paper is this month illustrated by him and
Waud and badly illustrated)   go where I would
this morning, everybody seemed to find work but I,
wherefore I returned home a little out of sorts and
went to writing.      At 10 P.M. to Bellew s, sitting
talking with him till midnight.     He projects return-
ing to England in the Great Eastern.
  29.  Sunday.  Loafing part of the morning tal-
king to Lizzie Woodward, writing the rest and through
the rainy afternoon.      Evening to 745.     Mrs E.
Matty and Haney there.              A few Bohemian
items, got from Shepherd.     Clapp he estimates much
as I do, and knows much to corroborate that opinion.
A deliberately dishonest and utterly villainous borrower,
relying on his over-rated colloquial powers as the
chameleon or ant-eater or I know not what beast
does on its tongue   sticking it out for silly flies to
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and nineteen
Description:Mentions visits to Frank Bellew and Matty and Mrs. Edwards
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bohemians; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Edwards, George, Jr., Mrs.; Edwards, Jessie; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Newman; Paul; Shepherd, N.G.; Waud, Alfred; Woodward, Lizzie (Fite)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.