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World Office, wrote them up, then up-town.
Found Haney in my room and he stayed to
supper and an hour or so afterwards, when
Boweryem and Shepherd were with me, too.
The two latter left at the time Haney did,
going to the Opera with my tickets and I went
straightway to bed.     I slept but little last
night and for the last four and twenty hours
have had a burning headache and a continual
nervous horror upon me, insomuch that I
could scarcely write or endure to be spoken to.
All ridiculous enough, but none the less painful
to the sufferer.
  7.  Friday.  Office.  An easy day of it.   To
the 4th ward Police station, then up-town, Bowery
way.    Left opera-tickets at 745, for Sally;
Matty opening the door, looking pretty and good-
humored.    When I got home there comes a near lit-
tle note from Sally, thanking me.        To Gurney s
the photographer s by the way.   Writing for the
World till 9; Boweryem, Shepherd and Damo-
rean up; out with the latter, left him at 754.
Haney and Welles there, the family, inclusive of
Miss Ann (who is out of a situation, as governess)
Mrs Pillow.   (By the bye, I head something of
her story some time ago.  Her husband deserted her,
eloping, I believe with a married woman.)        Haney,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page two hundred and seventeen
Description:Mentions a visit to the Edwards family and giving his opera tickets to George Boweryem and N. G. Shepherd.
Subject:Boweryem, George; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Pillow, Mary; Shepherd, N.G.; Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.