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prone to picking up and inventing offences, after
the American fashion, and Eliza insolent, which
is the state of things just now.    (Haney told the
former to-night that she looked as if the universe
smelt bad, which was whimsically appropriate.)
But how pleasant Grafton begins to look retros-
  20.  Monday.  Bellew came.   Out with him,
to Schaus  picture-shop, where were certain of his
drawings.     Met Hamilton, near his office, at
a Broadway front he was erecting.         At a pho-
tographer s where Bellew sat for his portrait  
four and twenty little copies.   Parted by the park
in a shower.     I to Nick nax office, saw Larrison
  nothing to do as yet   to the Courier office,
saw Smith and Briggs, to F. Leslie s and to
the Ill. News.     Here I found Alf Waud and
Eytinge, the former unusually currish and unci-
vil in his demeanor   no meaning in it, merely
manner I suppose!    To Paul s, he out.       Up-
town met Carpendale, F. Leslie s inebriated friend
on board the Great Eastern.     Damoreau up in
the evening.   Writing.
  21.  Tuesday.    To Bank s lodging in Lispe-
nard Street by 8  , having met him yesterday
and agreed to go together to see Bellew off.   Found
him in the bar-room (it is a French house) which,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and seventy
Description:Mentions the attitudes of Matty and Eliza Edwards and meeting Banks to see Frank Bellew off to England together.
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Briggs, Charles F.; Carpendale; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Haney, Jesse; Larason; Leslie, Frank; Paul; Smith, James L.; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Lispenard Street
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.