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at nights.
  8.  Saturday.  As heretofore.
  9.  Sunday.   In doors al day.
  10.  Monday.  Bellew has taken a house
in 27th Street, wherefore he gives up the office.
  11.  Tuesday.  Down town calls.   Met Royal.
Drawing close   for Bellew and my book.
  Lotty is in New York.  I see  Arthur Alleyne 
and  Mrs Alleyne  in the newspaper announce-
ment of the approaching opening of Laura Keene s
newly built theatre.
  12.  Wednesday.   Drawing in room.  Bellew
come at night.    With him to his new house.
A very cosy and handsomely furnished one.    Saw
Mrs Bellew.     Up stairs in his room   cigars,
talk and gin and water.
  13.  Thursday.  Finished big drawing of
Hygeian temple for quack Radway.    To Weed s
house in the afternoon.        Bellew called in the
evening.    Out awhile with him; made an unsuc-
cessful call at Jewell s and then to room.
  {14. Friday.       Drawing, writing and occa-
  15.  Saturday.}       sional rushes down town.  Letters
to Waud and Dillon, illustrating book &c.
  16.  Sunday.   Kelly came in the afternoon,
sat up in my room awhile and made me his con-
fidante about a love affair he s in .   Girl in
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page one hundred and three
Description:Mentions Frank Bellew's new house on 27th Street, and talking with Kelly about Kelly's love affair.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Granville, Arthur (Alleyne); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Keene, Laura; Kelly; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Mapother, Dillon; Royal, Frank; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):27th Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight
Description:Includes descriptions of the process of publishing his book, ''The Physiology of New-York Boarding Houses;'' his poor mental state upon returning to New York from England; meeting Walt Whitman; visits with Fanny Fern, James Parton, and Harriet Jacobs' daughter Louisa who is living with them; a visit to the Catskill Mountains with the Edwards family; moving into the boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street; working on the publication ''European'' with Colonel Hugh Forbes; the death of publisher William Levison and his daughter Ellen in his boarding house; visiting the scene of the murder of a dentist to get a sketch of the suspect; visiting Newport, Rhode Island, on assignment to sketch for Frank Leslie; and the death of his brother-in-law, Joseph Greatbatch.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Medical care; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Newport, Rhode Island
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.