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  26.  Wednesday.   Indoors, scribbling.   Morris
up in the afternoon.      By 9 P. M. to the Richard-
son s.   Boweryem there.   Mrs R, reading certain
recently-written pages of stage reminescences.
  27.  Thursday.   Downtown by 1; at F. Leslie s,
saw Powell.   To Crook and Duffs.  Saw W. Waud
and others.     Conversing with Banks and Thomas.
To Pyne s book store.         Up-town.  In the evening
called on Edge, then to 745.           Haney there, the
girls, Mr Edwards and anon Jack, his mother
and Ann.   Talks with Eliza.   The basement
is to be abandoned by May, it being let for a
shoe store; the family removing up-stairs.
  Before going to 745 I dropped in at the New York
Hotel and sat conversing till 9 with Thomas.  Bellew
and Banks came in temporarily.       Bellew has re-
moved from 22nd street back to 12th.             There,
during his absence, Mrs Levison called and saw
his wife.   Mrs L. wanted a drawing for Nick nax,
did the patron at first, then talked as if Bellew
had been her dearest friend and confidential advi-
ser.    The effect on Mrs B. has not been divulged
but may be imagined.
  28.  Friday.   In doors all the stormy, dreary,
blusterous day, scribbling story, hardly settling to
it till the afternoon, for Edge and Cahill were
up, talking, till near noon.   I found them in
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and forty-nine
Description:Mentions visiting James Thomas at the New York Hotel.
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Edge, Frederick; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Levison, William, Mrs.; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nick nax.; Powell, Thomas; Pyne, John; Robertson; Robertson, Mrs. (Brougham); Thomas, James; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):12th Street; 22nd 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.