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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 114, July 22-23, 1860

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Identifier: DX02730141

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 114, July 22-23, 1860

Description: Regarding Richard Bolton's departure for Canada.



Dick Bolton returns to Canada.

[Frank Wood] has lost the “editorship” of “Vanity Fair,” on the grounds of cliquerie and favoritism, and the Bohemians talk of making common cause with him, until he be re-instated. Talk only, I take it. [Fitz James] O’Brien still spends some of his nights in [N.G.] Shepherd’s room. He has sold a poem or so to the Harpers, squandered the money and gone hungry for half a day together. Shepherd, too, is “on a rock” as he phrases it. [George] Arnold, he says he sees little of. “George is very much changed.” He consorts principally with [Henry] Clapp and William Winter “the poet”!

23. Monday. Larrison up and [George] Boweryem, the latter just returned, a little out of spirits, in consequence of the absence of “Mary,” from a day at the Phalanx. Out awhile. Dick [Bolton] came in the afternoon. Out with him to the foot of Liberty street, there to see him and a friend off for Albany, on their return to Canada. The boat off at 6. I like Dick, though he has the secretiveness and some of the cunning of his family. He got a letter from George [Bolton] during his stay here, and, retailing some portions of it, I could tell from a break in the sequence, that it contained something pertinent to Charley [Gunn] and Rosa [Bolton]. I believe the matter is corresponded about on their side, no less than on mine and Hannah [Bennett]’s. But

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-07-22

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)


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