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Bellew and, returning, joined him and Chaill
at a newly-opened, semi-British store, where the
former was engaged buying cheese, bacon &c, and
where we drank, a superfluous proceeding on
Bellew s part.      Haney had recently left the
two.       Writing during the evening.  Cahill up
later.    Having spent all his money, he is clothed
in his right mind.
  27.  Wednesday.   Down-town with Shepherd
by 12   to keep appointment with Hayes the en-
graver.     As he didn t come, went to F. Leslie s.
Newman there   conciliatory   showed me a
sketch and accepted suggestions as to its im-
provement.   To Haney s.      He going off to-night
for a Thanksgiving Day at Nyack with the
Nicholses.   Hayes in to invite him to Brooklyn.
Return up-town and writing during the eve-
ning.   Shepherd up part of the time.
  28.  Thursday.   In doors, alone, writing
till 4, then off for Brooklyn.  Met Bowman
in crossing the Park.  He returned from Washing-
ton two weeks ago and projects going to Cali-
fornia.     Passed Thorpe on the ferry-boat.   At
Hayes  by 5.      He occupies ou the upper part of
a neat house in State Street (not ver far from
the residence of Sol Eytinge) and I found him
watching over a sleeping and very fat baby, of
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page seventy-nine
Description:Mentions Jesse Haney's Thanksgiving plans.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bowman, Amos; Cahill, Frank; Eytinge, Solomon; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes (engraver); Newman; Shepherd, N.G.; Thorpe
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):State Street
Scan Date:2010-06-14


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.