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	   A defrauded Compositor.
He is engrossed in some  Hyper-phosphate  patent
medecine remedy for consumption, which seems to
occupy the male portion of the family, including
Sturgis and another son of Mrs W.   a Bar-
tholomew.    We saw no more of the husband
than at supper.          Talked books and things till
9  , then left with Charley, and I left him
at Edwards .      The girls, Jack, Haney and
Honeywell there.  Stayed till about 11, and walk-
ed to 16th street with Haney.      He goes, for a day
to Philadelphia, tomorrow.
  27.  Monday.  To Harper s to take photograph
of Bellew to Bonner &c.    I think J.B. seemed
a trifle dissatisfied at Bellew s having kept his
departure something of a secret.      To Paul s,
Street & Smiths , hither and thither, anon up
town, rather tired and disinheartened.         Wri-
ting letter to Mary Anne.    In the evening [phonography] and
story.    Mc Culloch up, to inquire about Bob Gun,
who, he thinks, hasn t used him well, in not re-
mitting money owed to him.     Mac lent Gun $50,
during the Pic s decadence and wants that repaid,
being content to lose wages.   The whole debt, he says,
might amount to $250.              Gun left him a debt
of $100 to collect, which he can t do.     He supposed
Bob had returned form Havana with plenty of
money and under that impression, talked of wri-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and ninety-five
Description:Describes a visit from McCulloch asking about Bob Gun, who owes him money.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bonner, John; Brown, George, Mrs. (Bartholomew, Winchester); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; McCulloch; Sturgis, Mr.; Winchester
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th 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.