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	Reportorial and Miscellaneous.
Catholic church in 16th street, there to report
the funeral of the Chilian minister.     Then to
Bleecker Street for an hour s sleep, which I need-
ed horribly.     Down town after dinner, and up
again to the N.Y. University and to 4th street
near the North river, to find out astronomer s
and get particulars about newly-discovered planet.
By 6, to Bleecker Street, being, thank God! off
duty for the evening.            As I write now I feel
very tired and    am going to bed.             Little
Miss Maguire was at supper with us, this evening.
  19.  Wednesday.  At the office, paragraphing
&c, till noon, then off duty till the evening.    Up
town, left opera-tickets at 745, with Sally.      Her
sisters were in the store, she herself half-enga-
ged with a customer.      A letter from Morris.
Nothing particular in it.       He stays till No-
vember, has met Hitchings, who has  shaved
off all his vast beard save the moustache. 
  Chores and writing letter for Mrs Murray.   In
the evening to the Meeting of the Academy of Mede-
cine at the University building.        At 10   it closed
and I went down-town by 3rd Avenue car to the
office, wrote out my report and returned at mid-
night   this time not nervous, but in good spirits.
  20.  Thursday.  To Mrs Murray s with letter
and book for little Mary.  To Office,  there para-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page two hundred and thirty-seven
Description:Mentions going to New York University to report on the discovery of a new planet [Vulcan, since discredited].
Date:1860-09-18
Subject:Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hitchings; Journalism; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Murray, Mary; Murray, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):3rd Avenue; 4th Street; 16th Street; Bleecker Street
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.