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peared in full feather during Glover and Levison s
possession of the Picayune.    Josey was showily pretty,
dressed very flashy, and was an immense fool.      She
was sillily fond of Glover, would say  she d like to
have a little Thad   (his name was Thaddeus,) and
if Hinckley the printer is to be credited, they could
scarcely have been more intimate.    He came up into
the sanctum one night and found                   Allie
maintained her sister, I believe.       She used to try
little fascinations of on Haney   perhaps by way of
inducing him to take her articles.   He used to
be curt and rile up at Glover s filling the place with
such company.        She has been very foolish   if no
worse.                 Sol and Haney have visited her of
late, and are, I believe convinced of her being a very
ill used person, or else they    
  Edifying details, all these!
		        September.
  1.  Monday.   To the office of Frank Leslie,
anent a proposition of his that I should go to Kan-
sas for a month or more, there to make sketches of
all the notable scenes incidental to the present  war. 
Asked him $25 per week, with all expenses, which he
agreed to.     To the Tribune Office and saw Dana.
He predicts a rope or bullet as the sure result of my
attempt to enter Kansas.      To the Dispatch Office.  Saw
Williamson who has just returned from Nebraska.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page fifty-six
Description:Regarding Frank Leslie's proposal that Gunn go to Kansas to make sketches of the border war.
Date:1856-08-31
Subject:Dana, Charles A.; Eytinge, Solomon; Glover, Thad; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hinckley; Journalism; Leslie, Frank; Levison, William; Missouri-Kansas Border War; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Vernon, Josey; Williamson; Women
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.