Lehigh University
The Vault at PfaffsAn Archive of Art and Literature by the Bohemians of Antebellum New York
Previous Issue Next Issue
Previous Page Next Page
0 matches
					57
	I am tired of Reporting.
to report sale, then to a Dr. Stephenson s, where
was a certain Indian  princess  one Nah-nee-
bah-me-qua, an Ojibbeway, who had crossed
the Atlantic, had an interview with the Queen, and
was now holding  levees,  for the purpose of getting
 assistance,  for herself, I suppose, rather than
her people.        Thence to 50th street, to another
dog-breeder and seller, a colored man named
Gardiner.       Returned tired enough and miserable.
Wrote reports in the evening and as Boweryem had
to go to the office, he took them down.            I must
end this dreary hack-reporting somehow.        They
set me on  a divided duty ; Croly the city-editor,
with an inefficient staff   only five reporters besides
myself   naturally wants the ordinary work done,
while Marble is content to set me at what I ex-
pected to do and bargained for, sketch writing and
metropolitanizing.  Hence both is looked for.   I have
no leisure and the dreary night journeys are unindu-
rable.    If they are content to require only the better
sort of work, emancipating me from this beastly para-
graphing I stay, if not, exit ego.
  I am going to put down an, at present, unex-
plainable incident, which if anything came of it,
would go far to establish a family superstition.
As I sat writing this night, Boweryem sitting on
the other side of the table, talking to me, on the mo-
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page sixty-three
Description:States that he is tiring of being a reporter for ''The World.''
Date:1860-10-18
Subject:Boweryem, George; Croly; Gardiner; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marble; Native Americans; New York world.; Stephenson, Dr.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):50th Street
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.