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[four newspaper engravings]
Levison -   nose
too long, otherwise
very like, especially
the expression.

Hinckley -
foreman of the
Picayune for a 
long time.  Used
to get drunk and
was discharged by
Levison for that
reason.

Haney - very
good likeness.

Dixon.  Hardly
Louis Napoleonic enough.

Wilkins, theatrical
critic of the N.Y. Herald,
author of trashy plays.
Once was connected with the  Life in Boston  a flash paper.

Seymour, theatrical     {real name
critic of the N.Y. Times.     Charles Bailey}
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page five
Description:Newspaper clippings of cartoon engravings of various New York writers and publishers.
Subject:Dixon, Dr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hinckley; Levison, William; New York picayune.; Publishers and publishing; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Wilkins, Ed. G. P.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight
Description:Includes descriptions of the process of publishing his book, ''The Physiology of New-York Boarding Houses;'' his poor mental state upon returning to New York from England; 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; moving into the boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street; working on the publication ''European'' with Colonel Hugh Forbes; the death of publisher William Levison and his daughter Ellen in his boarding house; visiting the scene of the murder of a dentist to get a sketch of the suspect; visiting Newport, Rhode Island, on assignment to sketch for Frank Leslie; and the death of his brother-in-law, Joseph Greatbatch.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Medical care; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Newport, Rhode Island
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.