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                      Poor Mary Anne.
ness and  constant cough,  says Fred is  very
busy ploughing,  that Edward has  hired out
for some months,  that the place she lives in is
a  miserable  one,    only one room   the dirt
falls from between the logs where it (they) have been
patched up.       The boys have $50 coming to them
when Fred is of age, next September, it will go
to pay for their horses, which are only partly pur-
  28.  Thursday.  Drawing on wood &c till
4, then down town as far as Duane Street,
returning up Broadway.  Did another drawing
in the evening.
  29.  Friday.  Down town by noon.  To Nic-nax
office, found Bellew there, introduced to Cahill s
successor, Larrison, a civil young Philadelphian,
Mrs Levison s brother-in-law.     Out with Bellew
to Crook and Duff s.      Sitting over our cobblers
there, Stedman came up, anon left.         Then Mort
and Clif Thomson, Banks, too, but seeing the
two last named he only said  how do?  and hovered
himself off.     (Mort heard of Banks  tavern
championship of his wooing Grace, for which
Banks tastefully assigned a Phallic reason, hence
Mort has a general impression that his advocate
ought to be assaulted and whenever Thomson has
liquor in him he wants to do it!)              High noon
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page fifty-eight
Description:Describes the scene at Crook and Duff's with Frank Bellew and others.
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Cahill, Frank; Crook and Duff�s (New York, N.Y.); Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Larason; Levison, William, Mrs.; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Thomson, Clif; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Duane Street
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.