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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, June 1-September 22, 1860

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Identifier: D03938

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, June 1-September 22, 1860

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 his employer, 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 Mr. 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 Kidder's behavior with Mr. Brentnall and Mr. Hill at his boarding house, Frank Bellew's return to England, and visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with friends for research for an article.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries
Authors
Artists
Boardinghouses
19th century
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
Journalism
Publishers and publishing
Women
Marriage
Holidays
Fourth of July
Leisure
Fires
Public executions

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