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	   Frank Wood s Love-letters.
ting to Gun s father.     I disabused him, when
he said he d wait.          Talking of Cahill, Mac
added,  I d have given $5 to have saved the  ____! 
  A note from Sallie, returning books, with four
P.S s; one,  Eliza sends her love! , another  I
would send you mine, only I m so bashful!  And
a note from Bellew, written on the 22 while being
tugged out to sea.                  Going into Shepherd s
room this evening, found him with a bundle of
letters and a photograph, which he was about to
return to Frank Wood, from one of the colored
prostitutes of  30    in consequence of a quarrel
and break off between the pair!                    Syme,
the queer Scotchman went to his native country,
sailing within a week of Bob Gun; Jones got a
paper from him.
  28.  Tuesday.  Out.  Met Hamilton.  To the
World Office in accordance with a note from Stedman
and saw him.           A prospect of a reporter s berth, to
commence at $16 weekly.            Going down stairs met
Meyers, man who used to know me in Picayune
days, before I went to England, who edited paper out
west, I think at Chicago, who I met a month or
two ago, crossing the Park, who is now  on  the World
at $20, a week.x         Up town, sent speciment work to
Stedman by Boweryem, wrote and did [phonography] the
rest of the evening.       Mrs Boley home from Vermont.
	x A fib of his telling.  He only got $12.    October 20, 1860.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and ninety-six
Description:Mentions being offered a reporting position on the staff of the ''New York World.''
Date:1860-08-27
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Jones (boarder); McCulloch; Meyers; Prostitutes; Shepherd, N.G.; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Symes; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of New York literary Bohemians, Frank Cahill fleeing for England after spending money that was meant for ''The New York Picayune,'' visits to the Edwards family, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and other friends on the Fourth of July, a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's, witnessing a fire at Washington Market, the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island, an excursion aboard the ship Great Eastern, a vacation at Grafton with the Edwards family, his growing friendship with Sally Edwards, Lotty Granville's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at his boarding house, Frank Bellew's return to England, and visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with friends for an article.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Grafton, 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.