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	    Kate Fisher leaves 132.
conversed promiscuously.     The party broke up
by 11  , after the usual hour in honor of
the rarer visitor.  He returns to Philadelphia
by an early train tomorrow morning.   As Leigh
Hunt said he loved all Philadelphia women
because his mother was born there, so the
name of the city will always sound pleasant
to my ears, because it is the place of the nati-
vity of the Edwards  girls.  Sometimes I won-
der whether I may not have passed by their
house on my first visit, to in 1849.
  11.  Monday.   Shepherd and Cahill up in
the morning.    Story writing.  Down town in
the afternoon, to F. Leslie s, saw F. Wood;
got $8 for drawing.     At Crook and Duff s
found Bellew with Swinton.     Enter Cahill.
Up town with the former and latter.     Bellew
has taken a house in West Twenty Second street,
between the 9th and 10th avenues.  Parted with
him at Canal.       Writing during the evening.
  Mrs Clark, otherwise Kate Fisher, leaves the
halls of Boley to-morrow.    There has been a
row between her and our landlady, originating
in a deduction of twenty-five cents on the
part of the boarder for two days lack of firing.
She and the two Lees are getting sympathe-
tically drunk upon this grievance, this very
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page fifty-nine
Description:Mentions that Mrs. Clark has left his boarding house.
Date:1861-11-10
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Cahill, Frank; Clark, Mrs. (Kate Fisher); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes, Edward; Hunt, Leigh; Leahy, Anastatia; Leahy, Miss; Shepherd, N.G.; Swinton, Alfred; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]
Coverage (Street):9th Avenue; 10th Avenue; Canal Street; West 22nd 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.