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         Boweryem  headed off  by Lotty.
and he hadn t been there all day.     Up by car
and to 745.    Haney there, Matty, Eliza
Ann, Jack and Mrs. Parton.       Sally, upstairs
with her mother, making a dress for herself,
didn t show all the evening, which was, not
entirely in consequence of it, rather a slow one.
  16.  Sunday.  Chores and balloon-paragraph
for the  World.   To the office with it in the after
noon, then by 8th Avenue car to Frank Hillard s,
where I stayed till near 8, then to Chapin s.
Met Billington and Webb, of the Times on coming
out.    To 745.    Haney and young Mort Brown
there, and the family, inclusive of Miss Ann.  The
former left sooner than usual, pleading fatigue.
He had been to Newark, visiting old Hinckley the
engraver who is seriously ill.        Stayed till 11,
talking to Sally, and took young Brown home
with me for half an hour.               Up to yes-
terday evening, Boweryem meditated going
of to Fordham, to accept Lotty s hospitality
for the night and morrow.  (He is rather prone
to favor folk with his company, never supposing
that he can be unwelcome anywhere.)  But at
suppertime, there comes a note, brought earlier in
the day by Brentnall, asking him to postpone
his visit, as Lotty has Southern friends stop-
ing with her, and  the accommodations of her
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page two hundred and thirty-four
Description:Mentions George Boweryem receiving a note from Lotty asking him not to visit her while she has Southern friends staying with her.
Date:1860-09-15
Subject:Billington; Boweryem, George; Brentnall; Brown, Mortimer; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Frank; Hinckley; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Marble; Parton, Mrs.; Webb (reporter)
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.