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An advertisement which has appeared
two or three consecutive weeks in  Wilkes 
Spirit of the Times.   True about the
little beast, of course.

[newspaper clipping]
   B.C.  Frederick Watson was discharged from our office for long-con-
tinued embezzlement of moneys.  He had previously been discharged from
the office of the Sunday Courier for the same offense.  He is an Englishman,
about 28 years of age, five feet four inches high, pale face, light hair and
light eyes, with a downcast look.  He usually wears gray clothes and a
muffin-shaped cap.  He is now in the employ of Tomlinson.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page forty
Description:Newspaper clipping regarding Fred Watson's embezzling.
Subject:Embezzlement; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Tomlinson; Watson, Frederick
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of the New York literary Bohemians, visits to the Edwards family, the activities of London detective Arthur Ledger who is staying in his boarding house, Thomas Nast's courtship of Sally Edwards, two masked balls at his boarding house, a visit to Lotty Granville at Fordham, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, and a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Detectives; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Fordham, New York; New Jersey
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.