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		Hayes at Home.
whose paternity he is justly proud.   He re-
ceived me with a good deal of hospitality and
presently presented me to his wife.   She is a down-
cast young woman, tall, dark-haired and eyed,
with a nice figure and color in her cheeks, in
which the cheek-bones are a little perceptible.  I liked
her; she reminded me of Hannah.            We had a 
nice dinner of her cooking, a pudding of her ma-
king and then adjourned into the room into which
I had first been inducted, to tobacco and whiskey,
with interludes of Mrs Hayes and baby.       Stayed
till 11, then to New York, feeling bachelorish.    It
were better to be an engraver on wood with $20 
or $25 a week than to write stories and make
caricatures   when you can get them accepted.
  29.  Friday.   A dismal, wet day.   Story wri-
ting.  Shepherd up and, part of the time, Cahill.
It is his 28th birth-day and he regrets the proba-
bility of his being obliged to keep it soberly, not
expecting to get his wages till tomorrow.    However
he did obtain it and came home drunk enough,
but with money to pay Mrs Boley, at 5.     After
a doze of an hour and a half, I woke him up,
as he had to do some reporting and he went off,
leaving me and Shepherd.        Presently Morris
came up; he had been to 745, found only pater-
familias and learnt that the girls had gone to
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page eighty
Description:Describes a visit to Hayes the engraver.
Date:1861-11-28
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Birthdays; Boley, Susan; Cahill, Frank; Engravers; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (engraver); Hayes, Mrs. (engraver); Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Shepherd, N.G.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
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.