Reportorial and Miscellaneous.
room, spite of the talking. Back by 12.20.
I have joined the reportorial corps at just
the hardest-working period of the year, but must
not growl about it.
27. Thursday. Office, there till past
noon, then up-town. In-doors, writing till 5, then
to Palace Garden, calling at 745, for ticket,
and having others for Blondin s exhibition,
which the girls couldn t avail themselves of,
because it was in the daytime, when they
work. I saw all of them in the store, smi-
ling and saucy and Sally whispered that to-
day was Somebody s birthday little Nast s.
Saw Mc. Elrath and others at the fair
again, note-taking &c. Crossing Washing
ton Square, met W. Leslie (recently return-
ed with his wife from Canada. His
wife had a nice little estate there, he said.)
He lives now in 9th street, No. 59. It
was a dull afternoon, of a dull day, promising
rain. Writing awhile after supper, then
out to the east side of the town to procure three
Republican nominations. Took em down, re-
turned in 6th avenue car by 9, had ale
at the Optimus and to bed by midnight.
My Siddons report was reprinted in to-day s He-
ral, with editorial comment, but without acknowledgment.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page ten|
|Description:||Mentions that his article about Siddons's lecture was reprinted.|
|Subject:||Blondin, Charles; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Leslie, Marion; Leslie, William; McElrath; Nast, Thomas; New York herald.|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]; Canada|
|Coverage (Street):||59 9th Street; 745 [Broadway]; Washington Square|
|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.|