clear to me said Rosenberg (he uses the word
damned with a sort of frank emphasis, characteri-
stic I fancy of the club house swells of the last genera-
tion) that he wanted a devilish good commission.
Young Wood who knows both the Willis ses and Mor-
ris (the General ) rather laughed at this, but ad-
mitted that the first time he had dined with N. P.
that worthy brother of Fanny s had suggested his mar-
riage to a widow resident in the neighborhood, worth
so many thousands. Wood got an omnibus and
rode up-town. I and Rosenberg walked, severally, all
vehicles being crowded. Got thoroughly wet, being
clad in white, found my room in similar condition,
the Biddy having tumbled over a chance to chatter on
her way upstairs to close windows.
14. Thursday. Down town, returning by om-
nibus to work on the Pic drawings. Mr and Mrs
Wall moved in to-day. Called on Dixon at night
to get Scalpels.
15. Friday. Drawings, and finished editorial
began last night, taking both down town in the after-
noon. Evening, drawing. Selina and her husband
off to Palace Garden, wanted me to accompany them.
He seems a good-humored fellow, very fond of her.
Is salesman in a wholesale clothing establishment.
16. Saturday. Drawing. Down town in water-
proof wrappings, the day weeping persistently and
drenchingly. Got $10 at Century Office; $6 at Pic.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page fifty-seven|
|Description:||Regarding a story about N. P. Willis told by Rosenberg.|
|Subject:||Dixon, E.H.; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewell, Selina (Jewell); Rosenberg; Wall; Willis, Nathaniel Parker; Wood, John A.|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven|
|Description:||Includes descriptions of boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the antics of New York literary Bohemians, Fanny Fern and James Parton's marriage, visits to the Edwards family, a Fourth of July excursion with the Edwards family and other friends, letters from Frank Cahill and Bob Gun's mistresses, Jesse Haney's proposal of marriage to Sally Edwards and rejection, Charles Damoreau's return from Boston to live in New York, and attending the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.|
|Subject:||Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Christmas; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; 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.|