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	News of my Louisianian Friends.
getting quite friendly again.     I may have mis-
judged or over-estimated his cooling towards me.
  Billington came to see me on Saturday, having
returned from the country.   Looks thinner.
  10.  Monday.  To Gurney s, then to office.    Off
to Studio building to get Items about artists.   Saw
Launt Thompson, sculptor, talked with him and
others, then to Dodsworth s, twice, finally succeed-
ing in finding Rondel and Pope.      The latter, re-
turned from the south, reports the re-marriage
of Oliver Kellam s young widow.  Maurice Keene
is married and I think Keene Richards  wife
is dead.    To a couple of picture galleries, one
of them Nichols  where I found Hillard (Frank)
Rondel and Pope being with me.   Down town
after dinner to trade-sale, to W. Leslie s and
to World Office.  In the one below where I went to
get my first weeks  pay, found young McElrath,
whilome my companion on Lake Superior.    Wri-
ting all the evening.            Boweryem went to Ford-
ham yesterday, after dinner, finding Lotty
entertaining two coarse young men besides Hill
and Brentnall, one of whom (the former) broach-
ed an obscene double entendre over the dinner-table,
which was welcomed by all but Lotty and Bowery-
em.       All except Hill walked to the creek to
see Boweryem and his companion off.   The latter
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page two hundred and twenty-five
Description:Regarding news about his Louisiana acquaintances.
Date:1860-09-09
Subject:Billington; Boweryem, George; Brentnall; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hill; Keane, Maurice; Kellam, Oliver, Mrs.; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Leslie, William; McElrath, Thomson; Pope (artist); Richards, Addison Keane; Rondel; Thompson, Launt
Coverage (City/State):[New York, 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.