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	     Picton Henpecked.
fellow who ll love you and let us be friends
always.
  25.  Thursday.  Down town.     Writing till 1,
then return.  After dinner to 41st street and the
6th avenue, to report the laying of the stone of a
methodist church.    A lovely day.      Met Bowman there,
on my errand, for the Tribune.               Return.  Writing.
Boweryem took report &c down in the evening.      Wri-
ting till midnight and latter.                Finished letter to 
Bellew, &c.
  26.  Friday:  Office.  Set free till Monday.
To Courier and Post-office, then up-town by
dinner-time.   Writing in the afternoon.   Evening,
left book ( Chuzzlewit ) at 745   Sally wanted it  
with pretty Matty at the door, then to Picton s resi-
dene, in 2nd street.       Spent the evening with him;
the first since I used to visit him in 4th street,
eight years ago.    He showed me his books, gave
me the information I wanted (about the street-
sweepers) talked of Hebrew and what not.    When
I came away I carried Grammont with me.          Pic-
ton is married, to a decisive wife, I fancy.       She
didn t show but made observations from behind the
door, some of them slap-dashily irreverent of his
talk.               Atwood once of the  Era  died of con-
sumption; Larkin, his fellow publisher is the
prosperous proprietor of a daily paper in San
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page seventy-six
Description:Describes an evening spent with Thomas Picton at Picton's residence.
Date:1860-10-24
Subject:Atwood; Bellew, Frank; Books and reading; Boweryem, George; Bowman, Amos; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Era.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Larkin; Picton, Thomas; Picton, Thomas, Mrs.; Publishers and publishing
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):745 [Broadway]; 2nd Street; 4th Street; 6th Avenue; 41st Street
Scan Date:2010-04-26

 

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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.