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	          Rural Pleasures.
up and take her to gaol next morning.    Her
fellow-sinner got off with a fine of $10, in con-
sideration of his crops suffering, if he were imprison-
ed.        The examination would have transpired up-
stairs, but for our presence.
  9.  Thursday.  In doors most of the 
fore and afternoon, writing   the last fifteen pages
and letters to Morris, Boweryem, and a note to
Lotty, in answer to one of hers, arrived by today s
mail, inclosed in Boweryem s.        Lotty and  Jule 
are at Bleecker Street, occupying the back attic,
adjoining that opposite to mine: they propose going to the Phalanx
with Boweryem, from Wednesday till Monday.    Bow-
eryem writes that Stedman has left the Tribune for
the evening editorship of  the World.    I carried out
the hoax about my arrest on board the Great East-
ern, to the fullest extent, in my letter to Morris,
and also made Addey commit suicide at Hoboken.
  In boat with Knudsen, Sally, Eliza and Jessie
in the evening, till the latter twain got out.    Knud-
sen and I rowed, severally, round the pond.   A
walk afterwards.      Matty went out for a ride
with Jack, this evening, and in Quackenkill, she
had what might have proved a dangerous fall,
pitching over the off-side of the horse, on her shoul-
der, at the expense of a few bruises and a fright.
They carried her into a house and camphored her,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and forty
Description:Describes a vacation at Grafton, New York, with the Edwards family.
Date:1860-08-08
Subject:Addey; Boweryem, George; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Jessie; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Martin, Julia; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Women
Coverage (City/State):[Grafton, 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.