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           Mrs. Morse looking for a Servant.
told Stephens, of  Vanity Fair,  of his (O B s)  acci-
dent,  which young vapid-depravity denied.  By
Shepherd s coming up ten mintues afterwards
to ask for a corkscrew I suppose a debauch fini-
shed the evening.
  5.  Wednesday.  Reportorial.  To sundry
Police-stations, the 4th, 6th and 14th, the
worst wards in the city, there to get particulars
about N.Y. Beggars, to Trade Sale, the Office,
then to Bleecker St.    Writing up article, a long
one, till 9 o clock P.M, then down-town with
it, looking in at sale by the way.    Dead-beat
and frightfully nervous.
  6.  Thursday.  More writing.  (My article had
been  crowded out  yesterday, so I had time to
add to and complete it.)       Sent down copy by
Boweryem, followed myself by 1  , looking in
at trade-sale by the way.       Off to Yorkville to
report celebration of Lafayette s birthday by Guards
of that name.      When in the Bowery, Mrs Morse
entred the car, said she had been looking for a
servant for Lotty and vented objurgations against
the race, from which I could have inferred
if I hadn t known what sort of a mistress and housekeeper Lotty
is.     Her mother got out near the residence of Mrs
Winchester.       Misdirected a mile and more out
of my way, returned, got items and back to
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page two hundred and sixteen
Description:Mentions meeting Mrs. Morse, who is in New York looking for a servant for Lotty.
Subject:Brown, George, Mrs. (Bartholomew, Winchester); Boweryem, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); O'Brien, Fitz James; Shepherd, N.G.; Stephens, Henry L.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker 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.