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		June, 1860.
  1.  Friday.  Writing  Momus  work all the
morning; down town in the afternoon to office,
P. O. &c.      Writing till 9 in the evening, then
to 745; Haney, the girls and Jack there.
  2.  Saturday.  Writing.  Down-town by 4
P.M. to  Momus  Office, meeting Banks there,
came on the same errand as myself.      Got but
$6 of my $9.        At Crook and Duff s, Cahill
came out from drinking with O Brien and
young fool Wood   I saw them sitting on stools
and listening with flushed foolish faces to the
Irishman   and paid me the $3 due for  Nic-
nax  work.     Looked into  Courier  Office,
then up-town.     Some writing in the evening.
  3.  Sunday.  With Boweryem to Fort Lee,
by steamboat, starting about 10.   A lovely
summer day; sunlight and blue sky.      There
ascending the heights, visited some of Boweyem s
acquaintances, a family, with two very blonde-
haired girls, living close by Dunn English s
place, which is a wooden-building comprising a
tall four or five-story tower and adjacent tene-
ments, besides a pond or lake.   A mile walk,
to Coittown or ville, to other friends of Bowery-
em, at whose house we dined.      Homely Staf-
fordshire people,   the wife a resolute-faced woman,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page five
Description:Describes visiting Boweryem's friends in Coitville and Fort Lee.
Date:1860-06-01
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bohemians; Boweryem, George; Brough, Mrs.; Cahill, Frank; Crook and Duff�s (New York, N.Y.); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); English, Thomas Dunn; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Momus.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):Coitville, [New Jersey]; [New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of New York literary Bohemians, Frank Cahill fleeing for England after spending money that was meant for ''The New York Picayune,'' visits to the Edwards family, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and other friends on the Fourth of July, a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's, witnessing a fire at Washington Market, the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island, an excursion aboard the ship Great Eastern, a vacation at Grafton with the Edwards family, his growing friendship with Sally Edwards, Lotty Granville's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at his boarding house, Frank Bellew's return to England, and visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with friends for an article.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Grafton, 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.