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[newspaper clipping: first column
	GEORGE SANuDERS. [strikethrough of 'u' by Gunn]
  George Saunders is a politician by trade, and a
Red Republican by religion.  He once owned the
 Democratic Review,  which was a highly
amusing journal, edited by wild Irishmen.  This
magazine was of the hibernating order, disappear-
ing for long periods, but coming out again at
times of political excitement.  By the aid of this
journal, George succeeed in getting the Consul-
ship to London from Pierce, when he immedi-

[newspaper clipping: second column]
ately put up the shutters, and allowed the Demo-
cratic Review to die right out.  George is now
engaged in feeding and fattening some influen-
tial politicians, so as to have them ready for mar-
ket at the next Presidential election, when he
expects to be sent Minister to Paris.  George is
Red Republican, and goes in for blood and
massacre generally, and the axe and the block
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page two hundred and twenty-four
Description:Newspaper clipping giving a brief biographical sketch of George Sanders.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Sanders, George
Scan Date:2011-01-31


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the antics of New York literary Bohemians, Fanny Fern and James Parton's marriage, visits to the Edwards family, a Fourth of July excursion with the Edwards family and other friends, letters from Frank Cahill and Bob Gun's mistresses, Jesse Haney's proposal of marriage to Sally Edwards and rejection, Charles Damoreau's return from Boston to live in New York, and attending the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Christmas; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
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.