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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 121, July 29-30, 1860

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Identifier: DX02735315

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 121, July 29-30, 1860

Description: Regarding stories about the New York Bohemians obtained from N.G. Shepherd.



Bohemian Items.

course some reader discovers this and writes to Caldwell about it. He owns some seven of [George] Arnold’s stories, concocted on this plan, as yet unpublished. The Bohemians tell this as a good story among themselves. Walt Whitman is voted mean as he never stands drinks or pays for his own if it’s possible to avoid it. Of [Fitz James] O’Brien, said [N.G.] Shepherd, “I never knew he was a man of such general reading information. He gave us a very interesting description of the Monastery of La Trappe which he seems to have visited, though at first he had almost forgotten the event” &c &c !! I question whether he has ever been in France; he has equivocated and contradicted himself on the subject in my presence. So much for the Bohemians for this time.

30. Monday. Down town, to Harpers. John Bonner read Havana execution article I had designed sending to [Charles] Dickens’ and accepted it. Only $6 odd cents. To Frank Leslie’s, found him and got ticket for the Great Eastern’s excursion to Cape May. Hurried up town and found [Charles] Damoreau writing in my room. Put a few things together and got down to Hammond Street by 2 P.M. Dined on sandwiches and lager, then got aboard by means of the Island Belle tug-boat. Here, although I have written an account for

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-07-29

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)


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