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             One of Mrs. Damoreau s Lies.
let it to its former tenants but for a limited
time, he said.       They had expected to have
seen me there!    He, Hill, came to the city every
morning, but Brentnoll hadn t been to town for
the past three days.              During the afternoon
and evening, until midnight, writing letters to
my mother and to Hannah.
  25.  Saturday.  Out to mail letters, then scrib-
ling all the morning, overhauling and re-writing
 Paul Gower  throughout the afternoon and to 745
in the Evening.       Found only Jack and Sally, Matty
having gone to bed and Haney being with Eliza
at  Wizard  Anderson s performance.  Mr. and Mrs.
Edwards are at Grafton; they left the city yester-
day, Mr. E. having some paint-business to call
him to the country.        Stayed till 12, Haney
and Eliza returning   resuming friendly relations
with the latter, and walking to 16th street with
the former.
  26.  Sunday.  Damoreau up with  a little
romance in real life  pertinent to his wife s har-
boring a girl of good family and education, bar-
barously treated by her father and step-mother.  I
defer particulars till I hear  Madame s  clever letter
on the subject.      Phonography.   By 1 to 22nd st.
and dined at Frank Hillard s.           He going out with
a friend, I stayed awhile, then went to 15th street,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and ninety-two
Description:Mentions having dinner at Frank Hillard's and a conversation with Hill.
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Brentnall; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hill; Hillard, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Banbury, [England]
Coverage (Street):15th Street; 16th Street; 22nd 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.