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	Bohemianism.     Reportorial.
that the affection between these women was
of a Parisian, Sapphic charater   it may
be so, or only a monstrous canard originating
in the depraved minds of such men as Clapp
or O Brien.      Judging from  Ada  s writings,
one might credit it.            This wretched  Getty 
 quitted this world of care and pain, and
found rest and peace with her Creator    I
quote the  Traveller    on the 21st, being
about twenty years old and dying of consump-
tion.      What a life, and what a termination
to it!          Bohemianism! were there no Bohe-
mians in Sodom and Gomorrah, I wonder?
		       /
		October
  1.  Monday.  A wet, dreary, wretched
day.     To the office, writing, paragraphing,
condensing & till 1, then up-town.    Dinner
and the last three pages.   Out again and by
5 to report the Board of Aldermen, up-town
by 7  , supped and at 9 to the Lafarge House,
there to report a supper of the  Veterans  of the Na-
tional Guard.     Down town by omnibus, wrote copy
in the hot, glaring, room, then out into the wet,
clammy, muddy night again, and by omnibus to
Bleecker Street, tired out.         All the night long
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page seventeen
Description:Comments on the death of Bohemian woman ''Getty Gay.''
Date:1860-09-30
Subject:Bohemians; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Clare, Ada; Gay, Getty (Gertrude Louise Wilmshurst); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; New York world.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street
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.