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	Old Briggs.
car, which was jam-full.    To-bed by 2.
A. M. tired enough and half-inclined to give
up reporting.
  4.  Thursday.  To the office about noon,
subsequently to  Courier  one and to Peck Slip;
there to see a dog-breeder and fancier.      Marble
has suggested that I should write an article
about New York  dorgs.   Up-town by 2.
Writing and sleeping during the dull rainy af-
ternoon.      At 8   turned out to attend the
opening of Brady s new photographic gallery,
corner of 10th street and Broadway.        A good
many people there, newspaper-men and notabili-
ties, a display of photographs and a collation,
partaken of perpendicularly, in the operating room.
F Leslie, Avery and Briggs there.         I accompan-
ied the latter down-town, in an omnibus between
10 and 11, when he pronounced journalism a
generally demoralizing profession, destruction of
individuality and productive of sceptism as to
all ^|good| human motives and honesty, instancing hack
newspaper writers as corroborating his opinions.
A queer, shifty man is Briggs, not offensive
and objectionable, as I once thought, from his oc-
casional brusqueness, but queer.      Methinks some
of his remarks hoise the engineer with his own
petard.        I got out at the park, wrote my
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page twenty-four
Description:Describes Briggs.
Subject:Avery; Brady, Matthew; Briggs, Charles F.; Dogs; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Leslie, Frank; Marble; New York world.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):10th Street; Broadway
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.