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ling at night.                Saw Mrs Davis,
ne  Weighty Griffin this morning, just before din-
ner.     Looked nice   hope she ll be happy.
  28.  Monday.  Chores.  Down-town.  Nic-nax;
met Britton, with him to Matarans; to Pic, Constel-
lation & F. Leslie s Offices.      Returning, met Welden
and a  Herald  man.         Kelly and a young fellow
named Clark, a chum of Dillon s, from Louis-
ville called at dinner time, sat awhile in my room.
The big Irishman wears a moustache now, looks very
hearty and jolly.        Phonography and drawing during
the evening.          I think I saw Lotty, to-day,
in Broadway.   She (if he it were) passed me,
walking at a brisk pace, I going ahead still faster.
I caught a glimpse of a white silk bonnet, contrast-
ing splendidly with her black, black hair, flashing
dark eyes; had a mind to return and   didn t.
  Gladdy up in my room part of the evening   his
mother and Miss Cooper back again, after one of
the formers  flying trips to Cold Spring.       The
boy is now grown a tall fellow, would be hand-
some but for puffiness of face.    He is here professing
to be looking for  something to do,  goes down town of
mornings with that pretence.   The mother seems, really
to ignore all sort of responsibility for and interest in
her children; talks as coolly of  his having to do for
himself  as though  twere quite the correct thing to turn
one s offspring out of doors.   She still worries people
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and twenty-five
Description:Regarding a visit from Gladdy Gouverneur.
Subject:Britton; Clark (acquaintance); Cooper, Lucia; Gouverneur, Adolphus (''Gladdy''); Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Griffin, Weighty (Davis); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kelly; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Mapother, Dillon; Welden, Charles; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2011-01-31


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten
Description:Includes descriptions of an explosion of a boat on the North River, New York literary Bohemians, boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the death of writer Mort Thomson's young wife Anna, working on the publication ''Constellation,'' visits to the Edwards family, a falling out with Fanny Fern over an article he wrote criticizing ''The New York Ledger,'' a rumor that Fitz James O'Brien is the heir to an Irish baronetcy, and a change of landladies at his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, 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.