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from the sympathy of fellow actors for the deceased.  She
talks loud and yankee-fied. [words crossed out]
[words crossed out].     		May the devil admire
her!     [words crossed out]
[line crossed out]
[words crossed out]. 				  /    Here s a story
possessing sufficient of the ridiculous to warrant setting it down.
It would seem that Reynolds, (actor at the  Broadway  and do-
miciled here,) being desirous of borrowing a pair of nether ha-
biliments of Moorhouse,  for histrionic purposes; applied to him.
But his wife Fanny Wallack did put upon it a most decided
veto, and the voice which I once heard in Philadelphia,
in Juliet s love-empassioned speech was exalted even to letting
the dwellers on the adjacent floors know that  Bill Reynold s 
should not have those pants   they had been purchased with her
money, and she would destroy them ere his request should be
granted!

			December.
  {1. Monday     A week having passed, I cannot recollect
  2.  Tuesday     the several occurrences of each day, wherefore
  3. Wednesday}     I must put them down hap-hazard, as they
come to mind.  Wrote long letter to Boutcher, to George
Bolton, and to Dillon Mapother (in reply to a pleasant
letter received from him, dated Rome.)   Called at Millers.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page thirty-four
Description:Describes a humorous incident at his boarding house beginning with Moorhouse asking Reynolds if he could borrow some clothing.
Date:1851-11-30
Subject:Actors; Boardinghouses; Bolton, George; Boutcher, William; Brush, Mrs.; Clothing and dress; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mapother, Dillon; Miller; Moorehouse, Charley; Raymond; Reynolds, Bill; Wallack, Fanny
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]
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.