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pies of this weeks Traveler, if not more.  Then back
to dinner.     Out again.  To Traveler Office to Holmes,
to Post Office, to Genins where I met Holbrook.  Met
Richardson in the morning who told me that he and Johns
had in vain tried to find out my residence. That Johns
thought of accompanying us to Niagara.     Evening
sat in sitting room, there present Fanny Wallack or
Mrs Moorhouse, Mrs Leave, and theatrical ladies.
Talk of Raymond, who died in this house on Saturday
afternoon,  and whom I saw in his coffin, then.   His
mother seems [words crossed out] easy about it, suffers occasionaly
but talks freely of him, and seems rather to like 
the topic than otherwise.   She, they say, is something
in the  Mrs Prig  way, at a Philadelphia hospital,
used to t like eels to flaying.  /     I don t dislike
theatrical folks, spite of their envyings and green room
tattle, they are seldom common-place. Can say lively
things, and, at least play the gentleman.  /     To
bootmaker Weber, paid him, to Mrs Kidders, sat awhile
with good humored Jane Gibson, (says Masons sick)
then to Mulberry Street.   There till 10.  Got a letter
from home, William Mitchell off to Australia.   And
George Bolton wretched at home talks of coming back to 
America, with Conworth as companion, and perchance Con
worths sister as wife! (While Conworth may do the same
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page fourteen
Description:Comments briefly on the ''theatrical folks'' at his boarding house.
Date:1851-10-27
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bolton, George; Brush, Mrs.; Conworth, John; Conworth, Sarah (Bolton); Genin; Gibson, Jane (Mason); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Holmes, John B.; Johns; Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Leave, Mrs.; Mason; Mitchell, William; Raymond; Richardson; Theater; Traveler.; Wallack, Fanny; Weber
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]; Australia
Coverage (Street):Mulberry Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three
Description:Includes descriptions of looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, visits to Mrs. Kidder and her daughter Lotty, boarding house living, theater acquaintances, and Lajos Kossuth's visit to New York.
Subject:Actors; Boardinghouses; Gunn, Thomas Butler; 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.