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coming and going.       I ve omitted a certain
Mr. Jewett, an acquaintance of Mrs. Kinne s,
who sits beside her at dinner, and cackles
considerably in the common-place, oracular
manner peculiar to asses.         He has been in
California, as has also another omission,
chummed, I think, with Rodriguez.      This
is one Lloyd, an abrupt, not prepossing,
slightly-dogged young man, who has something
to do with the publication of a railroad weekly,
about which he once consulted me, pertinent to
my writing for it.      Boweryem knew something
of him in Philadelphia, not to Lloyd s cre-
dit, he says.               Mrs. Boley is rather out
of luck, just now, talked of hanging out a
red (auctioneer s) flag if times didn t improve.
So we wag on in our boarding-house.
  5.  Friday.  Rondell brought up a fellow
artist, Marsden, as I was dressing.     To Of-
fice, then to my  Dorg  man, Butler, at Peck
Slip, in whose cellar I passed the rest of
the morning, till 1 o clock, taking notes and
witnessing his avocations.    A lowering, mud-
dy day, improving as it progressed.        Met
Calcord, Blondin s agent on my way up-town.
In doors all the afternoon, mostly scrib-
bling, as I am now   in momentary expec-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page thirty
Description:Describes the current boarders at his boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street.
Subject:Blondin, Charles; Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Butler, Francis; Colcord, Harry; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewett; Kinne, Mrs.; Lloyd (boarder); Marsden; Rodriguez; Rondel
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]; California
Scan Date:2010-04-26


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.