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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, October 1, 1857-November 5, 1858

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Identifier: D03941

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, October 1, 1857-November 5, 1858

Description: Includes descriptions of boardinghouse living at 132 Bleecker St.; a picnic at Hoboken with other New York artists and journalists; his drawing and writing work in New York; attending a lecture by Lola Montez; visits to James Parton and Fanny Fern and the Edwards family; a controversy over Fitz James O'Brien's story, ''The Diamond Lens''; artist Sol Eytinge's relationship with writer Allie Vernon; the suicide of writer Henry William Herbert; antics of the New York literary Bohemians; the interest of people living in his boarding house in spiritualism; a visit to his friend George Bolton's farm in Canada; a visit to Niagara Falls; and a scandal involving Harbormaster Willis Patten, who lived in Gunn's boarding house. Diary is labelled by Gunn as No. 11.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1857-1858

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
Publishers and publishing
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)


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