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               Scribbling.     Attic items.
  28.  Friday.   Writing till 2 P. M. then
down town, to Haney s and Tribune office.
Haney not back.   Requested to do another edi-
torial for tomorrow s paper; went up-town and
did it, Boweryem taking it down, as he thought
he d better go to the Post Office.  Morris in tem-
porarily.       To bed about 2.
  29.  Saturday.   In doors scribbling &c
all the dark, drizzly day.  Wrote to Mary Ann,
did something for Tribune and scored up dia-
ries.    Morris up at about 6, for a very short
time.         Out with Boweryem at 11 for oysters
and looked into  the Store  for drinks subsequently.
  30.  Sunday.   In doors until evening.       Mor-
ris came, boring, in the afternoon and supped with
us.      To 745 in the evening; the family, in-
cluding Nast and wife, and baby.    Parton and
Haney there.     Slowish.    Morris came later.
  Our attic floor, at 132 Bleecker Street, pre-
sents a cheerful social aspect just now. Shep-
herd has been drinking with Mullen for the last
three days, and now lies in the room of the lat-
ter in a state of utter nervous prostration, while
Watson, without fire and light (for the stove
hasn t been put up and Cahill neglects to buy
kerosene, or has squandered his last week s salary)
wanders about of evenings, like a small, impri-
soned Banshee.   He can t go out, being almost
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page seventy-five
Description:Regarding his fellow boarders at 132 Bleecker Street.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Journalism; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Mullen, Edward F.; Nast, Julia; Nast, Thomas; New York tribune.; Parton, James; Shepherd, N.G.; Watson, Frederick
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):132 Bleecker Street
Scan Date:2010-11-16


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.