Matty. Boarding-House Items.
now I ve hardly time to think about it.
To 745 in the evening, when the three sisters
were present, with Miss Ann on the sofa, half
asleep, half pretending it. She roused herself,
however, to comment on Matty s showing me
a dress which she had ingeniously turned in-
side out and upside down, the pretty girl looking
rosy and good-humored while doing so. Matty
almost immediately retired; I talked awhile
with Sally and Eliza, leaving at 10.
30. Sunday. A raw cold day. In my
room till 4, writing up Gibson business, then
Billington called and stayed to supper. Talk-
ing with him and some of the womankind in
the parlor subsequent, among them jolly Miss
Trainque, here on a visit. (Mrs Boley con-
jectures there s a breach or coolness between the
buxom Cecilia and Phillips. He owed over
$100 to Mrs B. and his inventions don t seem
to progress pecuniarily.) To Chapin s, met
Billington there on conclusion, up Broadway,
Left him at 745. The usual Sunday night
company, including the family, Mr & Mrs G.
Edwards, Haney and Honeywell. The latter
talking to Matty. Left at 11.
Shepherd leaves our boarding-house to-mor-
row, for that of some acquaintance. He has
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page fifteen|
|Description:||Mentions a visit to the Edwards family and that Shepherd is leaving his boarding house.|
|Subject:||Billington; Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George, Jr.; Edwards, George, Jr., Mrs.; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gibson; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Phillips; Shepherd, N.G.; Trainque, Cecilia (Phillips)|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Coverage (Street):||745 Broadway|
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen|
|Description:||Includes descriptions of attending a lecture by J.H. Siddons on Queen Victoria; seeing tightrope walker Charles Blondin perform; boarding house living; his freelance writing and drawing work; visits to the Edwards family and his friendship with Sally Edwards; a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to New York; his work as a reporter for ''The New York World;'' a visit to a dog fighting establishment; an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting 1860 election returns; and Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government.|
|Subject:||Boardinghouses; Civil War; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Police; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel|
|Coverage (City/State):||New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina|
|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 2010 Missouri History Museum.|
|Source:||Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.|