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               Mrs. E. Heylyn s Doings.
  28.  Saturday.   A letter from Heylyn, with
more details about his domestic affairs. A row
after my departure.     Mrs. H. in Mrs. B s room,
 raging awfully  and swearing she will turn her
into the street, going to kill her husband  and
most unfeeling to him,  as he, rather gratuitously,
adds.     Saturday morning she got up as ugly as
the devil,  Heylyn continues,  and I tried to rea-
son with her it was a wet day but I concluded
Genie had best leave Liz got mad and told me
if I did not take her away she would turn her
out I took her away and Liz spoke kind to her
before she left.     Then follows a detail of row
until Tuesday, ending in the departure of Mrs.
Heylyn for Le Roy, with assertions of his af-
fection for one who  in education and feelings is
more equal.       The letter concludes:  I think
I am a fool to continue the way of life I have
done, my wife forms no acquaintance a she is so
uncompanionable I am about tired of living. 
  Writing.  In the afternoon to Kelly s, East Broad-
way.   Hart out.    Down town.     At 8 to the St
Nicholas.   Two  ropers-in  to some gambling house
tried their vocation on me, supposing me a green-
horn.   Hart, Kelly, and German appeared.     To
Haney s; then to two Assembly Balls in Greene
street, at one of which Hart and German danced.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and eighteen
Description:Describes a letter received from Edward Heylyn.
Subject:Brinton, Eugenie Addie; Gambling; German; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hart; Heylyn, Edward; Heylyn, Liz; Kelly; Marriage; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):East Broadway; Green Street
Scan Date:2010-06-15


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, New York
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.