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	    Cornelius Bagster.
which I have combined with those obtained from
Sally.
  5.  Monday.  Cornelius Bagster came, in
a Scotch cap and plaid, moustached, bearded,
thick-set, grayish-haired, acquiline-nosed.   Has
been in Canada and elsewhere.     Out with him.
To Putnam s, World Office, where I stayed
an hour, meeting him at Lovejoy s again,
then to Harper s.     Here Guernsey discovering
Bagster s kinship with the  great Bible-house 
obsequeously showed him (and me as an accident-
al accessary) throughout the building, which
occupied over an hour.      Parted with Bagster,
to office again, then up-town.      He came again
in the evening wanting my company to the
house of a Spiritualist Medium, but the man
was out, so we took a Broadway stroll and
went finally to Canterbury Hall, remaining there
till 11  , witnessing dancing, singing &c.  At
Haney s subsequently, met a man named Bennett
who recognized me, though I didn t remember him.
  6.  Tuesday.  In doors, writing.    During
the afternoon did an article for Lloyd s railroad
paper at the request of one of its proprietors, a
boarder in the house.   Shepherd called in the eve-
ning.       He had just visited the doctor s, next
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page ninety-one
Description:Mentions a tour of the Harper Brothers building with Cornelius Bagster.
Date:1860-11-04
Subject:Arnold, George; Bagster, Cornelius Birch; Canterbury Hall (New York, N.Y.); Clothing and dress; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Guernsey; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Journalism; Shepherd, N.G.; Spiritualism
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Canada
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2010-04-27

 

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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.