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groom, who make a trip to the sea-side
instead of Paris.     Sarah Ann don t know
what dress her sister is to be married in   a
dreadful instance of sisterly estrangement!  My
sister Naomi declines a Chacombe visit on Sun-
day for sabbatarian reasons.         These, with
how much of love and trust and hope, consti-
tute the letter.             To Palace Garden, to
the Institute fair, McElrath senior there.
Note-taking.    There again in the evening,
with Bowman.    Other reporters present, Dunn,
a phonographic man on the Herald and Sweet-
zir our night city-editor.     Down-town with Dunn
by 9  , to office.         In reportorial rooms, try-
ing to write, men talking, singing, laughing,
row going on.    Got horribly ill and nervous,
couldn t write, removed into editorial rooms
and there did my report by midnight.         Up-
town in the dreary cars, to-bed tired out and
  25.  Tuesday.  To office through the rain,
to  Courier  do., then up-town to Woman s Li-
brary and Institute Fair.         Should have had
to go to Jones  Wood to witness Coppia s pa-
per balloon ascent, but a violent hail and
rain-storm absolved me.       Out through it
to send down copy, per 3rd Avenue, then
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page seven
Description:Describes his reporting work for ''The World.''
Subject:Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, Sarah Ann; Bowman, Amos; Coppia; Dunn; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; McElrath; New York herald.; New York world.; Sweetsir
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Paris, [France]; Chacombe, [England]
Coverage (Street):3rd Avenue
Scan Date:2010-04-26


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen
Description:Includes descriptions of attending a lecture by J.H. Siddons on Queen Victoria; seeing tightrope walker Charles Blondin perform; boarding house living; his freelance writing and drawing work; visits to the Edwards family and his friendship with Sally Edwards; a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to New York; his work as a reporter for ''The New York World;'' a visit to a dog fighting establishment; an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting 1860 election returns; and Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Police; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina
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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.