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    Morris in N.Y.   Dixon s & Bellew s.
also.   To Harper s; Bonner gone.   To the
Post-office.   Returning to Bleecker Street,
found Morris, very recently arrived in town
from a two months  sojourn in Baldinsville,
N.Y. the place of his nativity   which he has not
visited for three years.    Looked and talked
much as usual   is, like myself in search of
something to do.  He supped with  us (during
which meal Cahill, telling him of a recent call
here, of little Maguire s, added that she said of
Morris that  the Fiend had Not Triumphed! )
stayed an hour in my room afterwards and
we went out and had ale at the Optimus.  Read-
ing and writing till 12.      Boweryem up and
when he left, Cahill.
  22.  Tuesday.   To Harper s, saw Bonner.
To F. Leslie s, the N.Y. Weekly office, the
Evening Post office and to Leslie s again, seeing
F. L. and J. A. Wood.            Up town.   In the
evening to Dixon s; finding him in company
with a gambler, for whom he was prescribing.
The  Scalpel  to be revived in January.   To Bel-
lew s, finding Morris there.         Bellew at work
as usual.     Talk till 10  , ending with ale at
the Woodbine.        Talking with Cahill the other
day, incidentally, of Sally Nast, he volunteered
an anecdote of her which surprised me a little,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page nineteen
Description:Regarding the return of Morris to New York after visiting family.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bonner, John; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Dixon; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Publishers and publishing; Scalpel.; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Baldwinsville, New York
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street
Scan Date:2010-06-08


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen
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 life, the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination, and Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, 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.