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	I leave  The World. 
nings the dog and rat celebrity.     Returning
per car with Thomson, in talking of Cahill
he told me the circumstances of Cahill s domi-
ciliation with him.       Cahill got his board and
$3 per week for work to be done.     Of course he
got heavily in arrears.    Mort stated that Cahill
must be in his debt some $100.      Thus induced
his getting rid of Cahill.   Mort is unquestionably
ignorant of Cahill s relations with the wet-nurse
provided for Chips  baby, as of his brother suc-
ceding Cahill in said nurses good graces.     Found
Haney in my room, who supped with me, then
went off to the theatre.    I wrote my reports,
sent  em down by a friend of Boweryem s, oppor-
tunely going that way, and then to bed, tired
and with a burning headache.   A chill, raw
dull day.                        Van Brest the artist
who Hillard introduced me to is dead, cause
they say, drink.          The Tribune has publish-
ed an item to the effect that Colonel Forbes,
being discharged by Garibaldi for complicity
with the ultra-republicans, is raving about Italy
denouncing the hero-cheif and Victor Emanuel
of Sardinia.         Likely enough.
  16.  Tuesday.  Office.  A note from Marble
emancipating me   temporarily I suppose   from
hack-reporting.      To Butler s cellar at Peck
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page fifty-eight
Description:States that he received a note from Marble at ''The World'' releasing him from his duties as a reporter.
Date:1860-10-15
Subject:Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Forbes, Hugh; Garibaldi, Giuseppe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jennings, Harry; Journalism; Marble; New York tribune.; New York world.; Thomson, Anna (''Chips''); Thomson, Clif; Thomson, Jr.; Van Beest; Victor Emmanuel II, King of Italy; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Italy
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.