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  of George Arnold, Sol Eytinge and Mrs Levison.
                     Death of Nina Brooks.
ter did six years ago) but the tough and ex-
ceedingly unvenerable old Irishwoman persists in 
emulating Mr Wopsle s great aunt in the matter
of longevity.       The Selwyns have had a row
with Mrs Pot about a question of paying a weeks
board in advance, Mrs P. getting the same as a
loan and subsequently ignoring it; hence Selwyn
doesn t speak to his landlady and only remains at
the house because it s inconvenient to move.       Nina
Brooks is dead; the news was brought to Mrs Pot-
ter by one of her relatives, probably Pierce, her
brother.   The girl was engaged to be married to
an artist ( some poor devil,  said Leslie) at the
time of her decease.    She died of consumption.
  The sojourn of the Leslies at Red Bank N. J.
for a month or more, afforded me some gossip
items.  They had met the Arnolds there.     Leslie
(who knew George A. at the time he used to visit
132 Bleecker) was addressed by him.     G. A., on
Mrs Leslie s testimony, looked  dreadfully dissi-
pated  and bore a proportionate reputation.    Sol
Eytinge came down to visit the two brothers on one
occasion, when they played cards and drank whis-
key all Sunday night.       Sol, also, looked  bloated
and broken down    the contrary of his appearance
when I saw him last.         Mrs Levison was at
Red Bank for a season, doing the heavy swell
and aristocrat, rejected food placed before her,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page nine
Description:Describes gossip about Mrs. Potter's boarding house with William Leslie.
Date:1862-10-05
Subject:Arnold, George; Arnold, Jack; Boardinghouses; Brooks, Nina; Cooper, Mrs.; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, Marion; Leslie, William; Potter, Mrs.; Selwyn; Selwyn, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Red Bank, New Jersey
Coverage (Street):132 Bleecker
Scan Date:2010-10-18

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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.