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	A special Task:
New York.     I give its details on the
opposite pages.   The contents of which are
mine barring the descriptions of the prince s
suite which I had condensed into a few para-
graph.        Sweetsir, our night city-editor,
too, translated the royal visitor s title into
his travelling one throughout, which involved
alteration of some of the sentences.
  I met Elias Smith of the  N.Y. Times  on
board and talked with Cassell, the pub-
lisher who, mistaking me, I think for Alf
Waud, whom he had met at Washington,
during the visit of the Japanese, addressed
me.       I was introduced and talked awhile
with General Scott, who told me he had met
the Duke of Wellington, when the Allies were
in Paris.          At Amboy, Fontaine and Ander-
son came aboard, having been left behind the
Harriet Lane; Smith and I gave them par-
ticulars.      Our party might have been intro-
duced to the prince, but delayed until it was
too late.    We didn t care much about it; Ander-
son, a good humored little Irishman, being
most desirous.     The prince is decidedly ricketty
  shaky on the legs; I didn t put it in the
paper, thinking doing so would be bad taste.
I had plenty of opportunities of seeing him;
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page forty-four
Description:Describes a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to the United States.
Date:1860-10-11
Subject:Anderson, (journalist); Cassell, John; Edward VII, King of Great Britain; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harriet Lane (Ship); Journalism; New York times.; New York world.; Scott, Winfield; Smith, Elias; Sweetsir; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Washington, [District of Columbia]; Paris, [France]
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.