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a pile of old Traveler blocks, desirous of selling
them to Strong, (the which in the sequel he effected
not.)     To the Reveille Office for copies of papers,
getting beside a small debt ($1.50) paid me by Charles.
To the Literary World Office, thence to dinner.
Lantern Office, Baudoin, Butler, Bellew &
Woodward there.   To Lockington s room, he there
with Holbrook.   Met Hawkins   and then Weldon
who taking my arm together we visited a hybrid
half-liquor-half cigar store, where sitting for
an hour together conversing, I found that he was
the husband of the  Mrs Weldon  of Franklin Street.
The free and easy red haired  lady cognizant of authors,
authorlings, actors and notabilities, [words crossed out]
who sang, whistled & smoked,
fraternized with everybody, and wasn t at all good
looking.   Had a room next to mine once.  She 
talked freely enough of leaving her husband, &
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page sixty-nine
Description:Describes a conversation with Charles Welden about his wife, a boarder at the Franklin Street boarding house.
Date:1852-03-30
Subject:Baudoin; Bellew, Frank; Butler, Warren; Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hawkins; Holbrook; Lockington; Publishers and publishing; Strong, Thomas; Traveler.; Welden, Charles; Welden, Charles, Mrs.; Women; Woodward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Franklin Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four
Description:Includes descriptions of looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, boarding house living, visits to Mrs. Kidder and her daughter Lotty, the start of the ''Lantern'' publication and joining the ''Lantern Club,'' attending a ball on Governors Island, attending a lecture by E. H. Chapin, visits to Staten Island, and a visit to Niagara Falls.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Niagara, 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.