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        Larason pities his dead Brother-in-Law.
presently availing himself of her going out to
pack up a few things, get a coach, drive off to
the railroad dep t and start for Rochester.   Fore-
seeing the necessity, some days ago, he had provided
himself with money.     He asked Haney to go to the
Masons  for letters, now and then, and if he thought
advisable, to do something for the  miserable woman. 
For himself he stays for the present away from
her.       Haney hopes as I do that the seperation may
prove final.
  8.  Thursday.  Larason called, wanting to
see Boweryem, about obtaining advertisements for
 Nick-nax,  Mrs Levison having insisted that he
should procure them, or the paper shouldn t go to press
this month.           Mrs. L s little brother-in-law
is getting some experience of that lady s temper, and
says,  if she was the same in Bill Levison s time
he pities him, that he does!     Larason wishes he
could get some book-keeping to do, being content then
to throw up his present employment.         Writing.
Out at 3  , to Gurney s, then down-town, to the
 World  office and saw Marble.    Return and writing
(story) till 10  .
  9.  Friday.  To Gurneys, then to Broome St, the
police head-quarters, then returned.   Writing during
the afternoon, a letter to my mother.       Evening to 745.
The girls, Jack and Haney.          Sally troubled with
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page ninety-four
Description:Gives details relating to Fanny Fern and James Parton's separation.
Subject:Boweryem, George; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Gurney; Haney, Jesse; Larason; Levison, William, Mrs.; Marble; Marriage; Nick nax.; Parton, James; Publishers and publishing
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Rochester, [New York]
Coverage (Street):745 [Broadway]; Broome Street
Scan Date:2010-04-27


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.