Ledger clears out
for article which, at length, appeared in this
day s paper. Dana didn t come, so missed it.
Up-town, disappointed, having lost the morning.
Devil s own colic all over the afternoon, couldn t
do anything but lie on the bed and bear it.
Letters two, from Ledger, to Cahill and myself,
the latter announcing that since he saw me
yesterday, matters of business had compelled him
to alter all his present and future plans, that
he left the city this morning, that it was im-
possible to say when he might be back or where
he might reach ere he returned, therefore
under the circumstances he must decline entering
into the fight business: for the same reason he
must defer handing me the Journal of travels
&c. Furthermore my Era letters are declined
in what he considers rather an abrupt manner.
Cahill concludes Ledger has gone to England.
There was a vessel sailed this morning. Cahill
was to get some money for his recent services
in the Judas Iscariot line, but missed seeing
the man, who will hand it to him to day.
He says a defaulter was sent back yesterday,
being expedited to Portland, in the apprehension
that his friends might interfere to stop his em-
barkation at this port. Ledger took 6,000
in gold from him the man had only spent
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and forty-one|
|Description:||Regarding the abrupt departure of Arthur Ledger for England.|
|Subject:||Cahill, Frank; Dana, Charles A.; Detectives; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ledger, Arthur|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve|
|Description:||Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of the New York literary Bohemians, visits to the Edwards family, the activities of London detective Arthur Ledger who is staying in his boarding house, Thomas Nast's courtship of Sally Edwards, two masked balls at his boarding house, a visit to Lotty Granville at Fordham, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, and a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.|
|Subject:||Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Detectives; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women|
|Coverage (City/State):||New York, New York; Fordham, New York; New Jersey|
|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.|