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	    Nicholas Smitten.
it to be explainable by natural means.   It resem-
bled, she said, the tumbling of a looking-glass of
its nail and its smashing to pieces.         It was dis-
tinct, unmistakeable.   I fancy she cautioned me
against allusion to it.                     The noise I heard
was timed by Boweryem at twenty-five minutes
to 10 precisely.      If nothing follow, how supersti-
tious this entry will read.           But how came the
noise that three persons heard, none of them
with search and conjecture being able to discover
its origin?
  19.  Friday.  Office.     Out.     Went in to see
Picton, trimly-drest and respectable in the
City.  Chamberlain s office, back of the Artisan s
bank.      Dropt on Larason, then up-town.
To the Hought sale, there again after dinner,
then down town to office; writing awhile, then
by 5 up-town.       In the evening to 745.       Anne,
Sally and Eliza present, the first half asleep
and assuming the rest, the latter dozing in an arm-
chair by the fire-place, Sally wide awake and
lively.      I had divined correctly as the rest did
about the sender of the bouquet, a very handsome
one; her attributing it to me was a bit of charac-
teristic audacity.    The presumably stricken Nichols
had been met in Broadway on the same after-
noon; he hasn t followed up his gift.      Sally
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page sixty-five
Description:Describes a mysterious incident at his boarding house.
Subject:Boweryem, George; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jones (boarder); Larason; Nicholas, John G.W.; Picton, Thomas; Superstition
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):745 [Broadway]
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.