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  9.  Tuesday.  Office.  Told by Croly there
was a letter for me in the publishing office;
found one from our head man Spalding,
stating that the pay of  your Reporters was
not equitably adjusted,  that from and
after to-day, myself, Sweetsir and Myers
would  receive $14 weekly, instead of our present
rates,  and requesting a notification if this
wasn t satisfactory.     Went round to Haney s
to talk it over, thought I d stand it; went up
town to a Protestant Evangelical Knowledge
Society where I heard some of the vilest bigotry
ever vented.      Went down-town, thought I d
throw up  World  business, saw Haney again,
met Damoreau and Stedman, the latter of
whom urged me to see Marble.   Up-town.
To a  Sons of Temperence  meeting of a demi-
Masonic character, in Broome street, where
I found the members in an upper room, of
the queerest approach, drest in regalia, and
where, after I had intruded at one door, I
was bidden to another with a little trap in
it, through which an Irishman surveyed me
and coming out, gave me the scrap of news
I wanted.        Office, up-town, tired.    Out in
the evening to an abortive School-teachers meet-
ing, then to the cursed office again.          Saw
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page forty-two
Description:Regarding receiving notice from ''The World'' that his pay will be reduced to $14 per week.
Subject:Croly; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Journalism; Marble; Mayers; New York world.; Publishers and publishing; Spalding; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Sweetsir
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broome Street
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.