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There is also one page of the story, entitled
 Wild and Rejected  in which the hero s name
is Frank Grahame, written in his usual
hasty ungrammatical style and containing a
poor attempt at describing Matty.    If the
fellow s passion were worth anything it would
have purified the habitual impurity of his
life.                  Kettle s marriage didn t oc-
cur in a shoe-store, but the house of it s pro-
praetor, a friend of his present wife.
  16.  Saturday.  Writing till noon, then down
town, day very hot and the city all astir with
anticipation of the coming Japanese Embassy.
To Momus Office, twice, to Post Office, by 1,
up-town with Haney.       To Edwards , shop-
front arranged for spectators of the show;
talking with Mrs E., with Matty and Sally;
they in their working-dresses and very good-hu-
mored.     Haney off to Parton s, to invite him
and Fanny but Jim was going to visit the Ma-
son s and Fanny played headache, so wouldn t
come.    I went back to dinner, loafed for a
couple of hours, then turned out again, into 
thorough Broadway.   Met Newman with Un-
derhill, and the first joined me, talking of
Addey as usual, of his (Newman s) difficulty
in extracting money from him, of his having to
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page thirty-eight
Description:Regarding an evening spent with the Edwards family.
Subject:Addey; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Fagan, Lyddy (Kettle); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Japanese; Kettle; Newman; Parton, James; Underhill, Ed.; Writing
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2011-01-29


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.