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	To Fordham with Boweryem.
up to 745.     Nobody in the basement; Mr and
Mrs E. in the work-room, the latter busy as usual.
Both had returned from Grafton last night.     Sat
and talked, Mrs E. praising Nast.      Presently
George Edwards came in, and Mrs Pillow, Par-
ton s mother with her son William.    The first
left soon, and by 10, we went down-stairs, where
all but myself, Mr E. and Pillow dropped off,
awaiting the return of the girls, who with Jack,
Haney, a sister and niece of Rogers , were at
the theatre.   I was on the point of leaving as
they came in.
  31.  Friday.  Yesterday evening  a dark com-
plexioned lady with her veil down  came for
Shepherd and sat in his room for an hour or
so, during his absence.  This I was told by
our landlady.    I identified the person from what
I d heard as a  Jenny Henriquez.      Shepherd
didn t come home all night.       Writing.    Out
with Boweryem to see Alden s Printing Machine.
In the afternoon, at Boweryem s suggestion, to Ford-
ham, where calling at Lotty s cottage, we found that
she had gone off on a fishing-party.   So we went to
her mother s, and Morse whom we discovered writing,
with his two children about him, in the hall, welco-
med us hospitably enough.     His wife was out, but
returned.      I stood talking with her, near the rear
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page two hundred
Description:Describes a visit to Morse and his wife at Fordham.
Date:1860-08-30
Subject:Boweryem, George; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, George, Jr.; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Henriquez, Jenny; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Morse; Nast, Thomas; Pillow, Mary; Pillow, William; Shepherd, N.G.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Fordham, [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.