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	I leave  The World. 
Francisco.                  Haney in conjunction with
Addey, has to-day published a  Wide-Awake
Monthly,  illustrated principally with old Momus
cuts.        Haney said nothing about the project to me;
I heard of it from Boweryem.                      Kinne,
the objectionable husband of as objectionable wife,
has returned to our boarding-house.      The woman
was fool enough to consult a fortune teller during
his absence.
  27.  Saturday.  Out to tailor s &c.   Writing
during the afternoon and till midnight, only
going out for half an hour to Picton s after
tea.
  28.  Sunday.   In doors writing, article about
Street-Sweepers.   To Chapin s, then to 745.
The family and Haney there, he returned
from a day s journey and visit to Boston.
Sally reading  Chuzzlewit.     Jack returning
with Eliza, exhibited locks of hair from the
entire family, designed for transmission to
Nast.         Stayed till 11, walking home part of
the way with Haney.
  29.  Monday.  Office.  Got the friendliest
note from Marble, accepting resignation and
suggesting sketch-writing for the paper.    To-day
at my own disposal.       Going up-town met Jack
Edwards, invited him to accompany me to
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page seventy-seven
Description:States that he has resigned from his reporting position at ''The World.''
Date:1860-10-26
Subject:Addey; Boweryem, George; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Journalism; Kinne; Kinne, Mrs.; Marble; Momus.; Nast, Thomas; New York world.; Picton, Thomas; Publishers and publishing; Wide awake monthly.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; San Francisco, [California]; Boston, [Massachusetts]
Coverage (Street):745 [Broadway]
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.