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        Mrs. Griffin-ex-Gouverneur in town.
scissoring.     Out once to  Nick-nax  office, to get
paid $6 for drawings.            Proof of story sent
up from Paul   the one I wrote just before my
country holiday   that rejected at Harper s.   At
1.20. off duty and so with a glad heart up
town.  A cool, sunny, lovely day.   At 6 went
to 16th street and found Haney just returned
from Philadelphia, his Boston journey being a
mistake, though he goes thither next week.   Sup-
ped, sitting by Hayes s father, a hearty, little
elderly Englishman.    Saw Mrs. Theodore Grif-
fin, ex-Gouverneur in the parlor, after supper.
She, with her son Gladdy, (who has grown as tall
as I am), had just come from Niagara, with
indefinite intentions of staying in town throughout
the winter.         Mrs. G. honored me with quite a 
cordially-foolish greeting and immediately began to
inquire if I were going to the Prince of Wales 
ball!             In the Hayes s apartment with Haney,
having a smoke till 8, then off with Hayes
Junior to the opera.  (I had invited Haney, but
he preferred 745.         Hayes and I called there,
on our way to the Academy, to get opera-glass,
seeing the girls and Jack, and their father,
indisposed on the sofa.)    Met Boweryem in
Broadway, also operatic in intention, though he
didn t accompany us.     Saw Don Giovanni
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page two hundred and forty-one
Description:Mentions seeing the opera ''Don Giovanni'' with Edwards Hayes.
Date:1860-09-22
Subject:Boweryem, George; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gouverneur, Adolphus (''Gladdy''); Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes; Hayes, Edward; Opera; Paul
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street; Broadway
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.