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Marble.     Leaning his head on his hand,
by the light of the shaded gas, as if he, too,
found daily journalism anything but  all beer
and skittles, he assured me that not a day,
unavoidable should elapse before I should be put
to the work I m fit for, and absolved from this
miserable paragraphing.   Mr. Spalding had not
consulted him in the $2 reduction.        Marble hoped
I shouldn t throw up hastily.     So I said I d
stand a little more of it and went wearily by
car to my attic-home.
  10.  Wednesday.  Office.  Return, writing
about the coming Prince of Wales.  At 2 to
office, paragraphing wearily in a hot room stink-
ing poisonously of paint.     Up-town by 5, on
the steps of omnibus, crowded with passengers,
tired, nervous, ill and dispirited   got home, 
swore I d give it up, was going to get Bowery-
em to take a note saying so and declining to-
morrow s responsibility.    Felt better after sup-
per though and didn t.      Had to go down town
to office, returning by 11.
  11.  Thursday.  Got up at 6 after very
little sleep, with a wretched headache.   After a
hasty breakfast, into omnibus and to the Bat-
tery, there by boat on board the Harriet
Lane, to report the coming of the Prince to
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page forty-three
Description:Mentions that he is tiring of his reporting duties for ''The World.''
Subject:Boweryem, George; Edward VII, King of Great Britain; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marble; New York world.; Publishers and publishing; Spalding
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.