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	Reportorial and Miscellaneous.
tation of hearing the bell summons me to sup-
per.      Turned out at 9, to get two names of
democratic nominees, on the east side of the town,
and down to the office with them, returning by
omnibus at 11.                  Little Miss Maguire
has gone to Maine, in company with Mrs. Bartow,
presumably to join Miss Waite.   This on the author-
ity of Mrs. Palmer, still an inmate of our house.
There s a rumor that Miss Maguire is going to
be married to Wilbour, who used to  squire her and
Miss Waite hither.
  6.  Saturday.  Down town to the City Hall
park, to see the fortnightly paying off of the city
scavengers, under Picton s superintendence.    There
from 10   till 2, witness a most amusing but
odoriferous scene, which I shall have to do, at
length, in the World.      At Mataran s subsequent-
ly, wit Picton, I found Alf Waud, S. Eytinge
and another, dining.   Alf. Responded to my recogni-
tion in his ordinary half-cool manner and inqui-
red  what I was doing with the chief of the Know-
Nothings?  which was all that passed.  But for
disinclination to leap conclusions, I d cut him;
I ve outlived liking for him.         Up-town per omni-
bus, finding letters from England awaiting
me, one from my mother, one from Bellew.
  Charley was married on the 19th of last
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page thirty-one
Description:Mentions seeing Alfred Waud and Sol Eytinge at Mataran's.
Date:1860-10-05
Subject:Bartow, Mrs.; Bellew, Frank; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; New York world.; Palmer, Mrs.; Picton, Thomas; Waite, Olive (Bragg); Waud, Alfred; Wilbour
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Maine
Scan Date:2010-04-26

 

Volume
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.