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	Mrs. Winchester and Others.
to the wife of  little Kidder.     He made her ac-
quaintance, he said, in a rain-storm; she
took shelter in his shop, when he 
offered her a chair.      Then she wanted him
to publish her trash, to have his name on the
title-page; then the printer sent in the bill to
him and there were botherations about the bind-
ing, about the copies the took, and altogether
though he didn t lose anything, the whole affair
was vexatious and characteristically Kidder-
ian.       This was  the volume in press  which Char-
ley s dead brother talked magmiloquently of
to innocent me, in Canal street days!       I have
written of its contents before.    About the au-
thoress, said Strong, who laughed comically,
relating his vexations with Bohemians of both
sexes:  I thought she was   oh? if any-
body had tried, you know!         A perfectly
correct judgment.         Up town by 2  .
Writing all the evening.  I had expected to have
spent it in getting the election returns for the
Fourth Ward as I did last year, Boweryem
having informed me (by note, as I live in the
same house) that he had secured the job for me
some days ago, but tonight, it appeared my
name hadn t been put down.  I received both
intimations with equal equanimity.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page fifty
Description:Describes a conversation with T.W. Strong about Mrs. Winchester.
Date:1861-11-05
Subject:Bohemians; Boweryem, George; Brown, George; Brown, George, Mrs. (Bartholomew, Winchester); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Publishers and publishing; Strong, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
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.