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	    Mrs. Brinton tries the Stage.
a deep brown, fraternizing with the owlish Brad-
shaw.   They had been paying New Years calls,
I think in company   delightful visitors.     Thought
of going to 745, but felt indisposed, so went
to bed by 9, and read for an hour or so.      I m
generally glad when these holidays are over.
  2.  Thursday.   A letter from Heylyn.
 Everything goes on as usual.   x   x   Mrs. B. went
on the stage, but only tried it one night; she did
not like the crowd she had to associate with (!);
she has gone to housekeeping    expenses defrayed
from Acre Lane, Brixton, of course.         My wife
and me live about as usual, that is to say we
exist.   I perhaps am to blame, but my whole
happiness seems concentrated in Eugenie.   x   x
Do you think Eugenie stands any chance to write
for any Periodical and obtain any compensation
for it.   (Which I don t.)    Thus Heylyn.     Wri-
ting.   Cahill up part of the time; he has beha-
ved pretty well for the last week or so.  Yewell
and Howland up, after 7 P. M. the latter talk-
ing of returning to Paris by Saturday s
steamer.    He is considerably changed in appearance;
has a beard, looks hearty, and has been rus-
ticating down-east.     Out together.  Left them
and went to Clinton Hall, to hear the lec-
ture of C. F. Browne, otherwise  Artemus Ward. 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and fifty
Description:Describes a letter received from Edward Heylyn.
Date:1862-01-01
Subject:Bradshaw; Brinton, Eugenie Addie; Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heylyn, Edward; Heylyn, Liz; Howland, Frank; Leblond; Lectures and lecturing; Marriage; New Year; Ward, Artemus (C. F. Brown); Women; Yewell, George
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.