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	 Getty Gay  dead.
been going it very fast during the last week
and confessed to Mrs. Boley that of $100,
recently-received, he had none left.   Probably
it was his salary.       He has come home drunk,
and his cronies have been after him in a 
similar condition.    And Miss  Jenny  has done
the like, sitting in his room waiting in vain
for him.       Boweryem moves into it henceforth.
   Getty Gay  one of the literary-unfortunate
females and Bohemiennes is dead.         I never
met the woman, but have heard of her often
enough.   She wrote trash for the Sunday papers
and once brought something to the  Pic. , when
Cahill saw her and proposed using it, paying
for it himself, by way of commencing an inti-
macy with her.    Gayler was said to have
been one of her male  friends  in the Ornitho-
rynchus  time, I have heard that he quarrel-
ed with Wilkins about her.   She was one
of the Allie Vernon stamp, a married woman,
her maiden name Gertrude Louise Valtee,
her married one, Wilmshurst.    Her husband
edits a feeble weekly, entitled the  Traveller, 
in this city; both he and she lived with
 Ada Clare  otherwise Miss Micklehenning  
the fast literary woman.           Shepherd tells me
that the Bohemians had a whispered rumor
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page sixteen
Description:Comments on the death of Bohemian woman ''Getty Gay.''
Date:1860-09-30
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Clare, Ada; Gay, Getty (Gertrude Louise Wilmshurst); Gayler, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; New York picayune.; Ornithorhynchus Club; Shepherd, N.G.; Wilmshurst; Wilkins, Ed. G. P.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-04-26

 

Volume
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.