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brothel.   Leslie has seen her, and heard Cahill
read letters received from her, which he (no great judge)
describes as well written.  She denominated herself  his little
wifey &c &c,  and indulged in the impassioned jargon of
her unhappy class towards their  lovers.   Cahill is supposed
to live with her, now.    He collects or solicits advertisements
for the Picayune, on commission   does nothing else.   Haney
says he had a real friendship for him, but that when Gun
appeared   the man with money, who d stand drinks & go to
brothels with him   Cahill dropped Haney and chess playing.
There s a new paper to be published, edited by Clapp, Ha-
ney business man   it is to be a la Home Journal   I opine
every way weaker.    Bellew s visiting his father in law in
Pennsylvania.                     Letters awaiting me, from Hannah,
Boutcher, Mary Anne, and Mrs Church, Hannah s
is an exquisite letter   I thank God for her.  Photographs
have arrived safe.    William Bolton has been snarling at Nei-
throp anent George Gardiner and Sarah Ann, having been  joked
about it  in Banbury.        I fear my good sisters Rosa and
Naomi are getting pietistic after the damned Spurgeon  
Calvanistic stripe   believing in  election  and  reprobation 
and the like monstrous doctrines.       It s what too many
unmarried, thoughtful English girls drop into   more s
the pity.        Boutcher is sorry for our gap in corres-
pondence, lives with G. Clarke still.   His mother is ill,
his brother Jack also   the latter in a new business (!) an
Habana cigar agency in Pall Mall.   Papa  Foulon has
given up business, retiring into a berth at Meux s   sur-
veyor to the firm. Purdue, returned from continental
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page two hundred and thirty-six
Description:Describes a letter from Hannah Bennett, containing news of friends and family in England.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, Sarah Ann; Bolton, William; Boutcher, Jack; Boutcher, William; Cahill, Frank; Church, Mrs. (Andreotti); Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Clarke, George; Foulon; Gardner, George; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, William; Prostitutes; Publishers and publishing; Purdue; Stone, Mrs. (Boutcher) (Boutcher)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine
Description:Includes descriptions of boardinghouse living, a picnic at Hoboken with other New York artists and journalists, his drawing and writing work in New York, attending a lecture by Lola Montez, visits to James Parton and Fanny Fern and the Edwards family, a controversy over Fitz James O'Brien's story ''The Diamond Lens,'' artist Sol Eytinge's relationship with writer Allie Vernon, the suicide of writer Henry William Herbert, antics of the New York Bohemians, the interest of people living in his boarding house in spiritualism, a visit to his friend George Bolton's farm in Canada, a visit to Niagara Falls, and a scandal involving Harbormaster Willis Patten, who lives in his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Farms; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Suicide; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Rochester, New York; Elmira, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada
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.