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Lots of news from him.   Wilson has 
 left the  Times .      Seymour does the dramaticals &
O Brien hardly anything.        Down town to Nassau Street.  I to Genin s
hat-buying, then with Welden to Times Office.   Up-stairs, and 
saw Raymond.     Got paid for three or four of the  Lake Superior Letters ,
which have appeared. $37  Such crowding of matter about elections & stirring
news that there s little room for literary matter, other three letters stand
over.     I suppose they ll appear, in time.             There s been all sorts
of reports ending me.   One by yellow fever.      And Barth s flame
written from Mackinaw to Waud, announcing my imaginary journey in
company with young Mac Elrath, squaws & Indians, to the Great
Slave Lake, had sold everybody magnificently.       It sprung a mine
in quite unlooked for quarters, for the Tribune people hearing of it,
Mac Elrath senior sought Welden, & got the false news, becoming
briefly apprehensive about his son.           Where is the Slave Lake? 
quoth he   Good God!   he s only a boy!  And to think of such a journey
in winter too?      Why it s the maddest thing! And what sort of person
is Mr Gunn?         Finally he d resolved not to mention it to the boy s
mother, as it might seriously alarm her.          Mac s return of course
put  em to rights.  (I & Welden met him in this morning s walk.)
  Well, I, quitting the Times Office, dropped in at Strong s. He had
been burnt out, losing very considerably, but the energetic little tramp had 
got his  notions  out, despite fire, and was at work as if only inspired
by ill-fortune.   I like Strong.         Called at Wells & Webbs, got
$2 1/2 of blocks, met Picton & Hutchings, called at Spruce Street,
saw Alcock; called on Price, saw Bellew in the street; here there
and everywhere doing a hundred necessary things then back to room.   At
7 Welden came and with him to the Hope Chapel, he having to report
Holmes  lecture on Scott & Macaulay.     Lively, epigrammatic, but
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page two hundred and seven
Description:Mentions learning that there have been reports that he died in the South of yellow fever.
Date:1853-11-25
Subject:Alcock; Barth, William; Bellew, Frank; Diseases; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hutchings; McElrath; McElrath, Mrs.; McElrath, Thomson; O'Brien, Fitz James; Picton, Thomas; Price; Raymond, Henry J.; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Strong, Thomas; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles; Wilson (editor)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Nassau Street; Spruce Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six
Description:Includes descriptions of Gunn's writing and drawing work in New York, a visit to the Catskill Mountains, attending the wedding of his friend Charles Damoreau (Brown), a visit to the Crystal Palace in New York, his friend Lotty's difficult marriage to John Whytal, a sailing trip around Lake Superior, a visit to Mackinac Island in Michigan, a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, and a journey by horseback from Kentucky to Louisiana with friends.
Subject:African Americans; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Native Americans; Publishers and publishing; Slavery; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Michigan; Wisconsin; Ohio; Kentucky; Mississippi; Alabama; Louisiana
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.