The jolly Robertsons.
table would go out, to the theatre afterwards.
With Boweryem to visit the Robertsons. Another
jolly evening; this time roasting oysters (of which
were provided a coal-scuttle full) drinking ale,
Bourbon whiskey and listening to the former Mrs.
Brougham s stories. Left near 12; a fog
pervading the damp, dreary, disagreable city.
11. Saturday. In doors all the dreary, sleety
foggy day, writing or trying to.
12. Sunday. Loafing till evening, the prospect
out of doors being disgusting. At 9 to 745.
The family (barring the Nasts) there, Haney and
Polhemus. Stayed till 11 .
13. Monday. Down-town, to the Post Office, saw
Maverick. Looked in at Haney s, Bellew there.
Up-town. Writing during the afternoon and eve-
ning. I believe Bellew is miserable in his
domestic relations, and what I hear incidentally
from Haney confirms that impression. On the
night of the new year, he went to 21st Street,
from 745 Broadway, finding a party assembled,
consisting chiefly of the Wheelers. O Brien was pre-
sent in his U. S. A. uniform. They were all as
dull as could be, sitting apart, looking at prints
and books; but livened up presently. Going to
the house, recently, Haney was told that Bellew
wasn t at home, when Mrs. B. appearing contra-
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and sixty-seven|
|Description:||Mentions visits to the Edwards family and the Robertsons.|
|Subject:||Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Maverick, Augustus; Nast, Thomas; O'Brien, Fitz James; Polhemus; Robertson; Robertson, Mrs. (Brougham); Wheeler; Wheeler, Tom|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Coverage (Street):||745 Broadway; 21st Street|
|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.|