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	Haney stands aside and watches.
and the date 1827 (the year subsequent to which
I was born   I thought of myself, a red
baby in midland England, at the time when the
owner surveyed his  new house  with pride, and
of the moments and years and experiences which
brought baby and house into momentary conjun-
ction.)           Farther on was a brawling stream-
let into which we rode our horses, permitting
them to drink.      They were very sociable horses
  fond of crowding together; had little Nast
been in my place he wouldn t have objected 
to that.         Returning at length, within twenty
minutes of the Grafton House we came up with
all our party, out to look for us, for it was
2 P.M. an hour and a half after din-
ner time.   We galloped past and up to the house;
when they arrived, to our surprise, Haney was
of the party.        He had stood aside, under cover
of a stable, I think.              And within half an
hour subsequent, Mortimer Brown appeared;
like Haney he had travelled from Troy in a
vehicle hired for that special purpose.     Haney
told us of his going to Niagara with Parton,
and subsequently to Rochester, where they stayed
with the Rogers, at whose house Jim proposed
to remain for another week.           Mort Brown,
brother of a pretty sister, had also done his
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and fifty-three
Description:Describes his ride with Sally Edwards into the Grafton countryside.
Date:1860-08-10
Subject:Brown, Josie; Brown, Mortimer; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Horses; Nast, Thomas; Parton, James
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.