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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, April 12, 1856-September 30, 1857

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Identifier: D03946

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, April 12, 1856-September 30, 1857

Description: Includes descriptions of the process of publishing his book, The Physiology of New York Boarding-Houses; his poor mental state; meeting Walt Whitman; visits with Fanny Fern, James Parton, and Harriet Jacobs' daughter, Louisa, who is living with them; a visit to the Catskill Mountains with the Edwards family; his boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street; working on a newspaper, European, with Colonel Hugh Forbes; the death of a publisher, William Levison [A.K.A. Julius Caesar Hannibal], and his daughter Ellen; visiting the scene of the murder of a dentist to sketch the female suspect; visiting Newport, Rhode Island, on assignment to sketch for Frank Leslie; and the death of his brother-in-law, Joseph Greatbatch. Diary is labelled by Gunn as No. 10.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1856-1857

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
Medical care
Mental illness
Publishers and publishing


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