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	   Picton s  Gray Mare. 
accordance with the present rather theatrical
fashion, with gold ornaments to match pendulous
from her back-hair    Did you notice, before
supper?     No, it was too dusky.       What s
in the wind now, I wonder?  Haney had taken
the girl s hand and held it for some time, as they
sat on the sofa, subsequent to Matty s quitting it.
  I walked home with him and had a toddy and
we talked of the girls, of Jim Parton and of old
Fanny.        If the lat would only elope with noisome
Oliver Dyer now!  
  19.  Monday.  Wrote to Atwood a Boston ad-
vertizing man whom I got a letter from on Satur-
day.        Out to the rooms of the American Institute
Co to see McElrath senior, who has some expec-
tations abut the possibility of resuming publication 
of the  Century  supposing Gibbons drops it.   Return
and writing the last seven pages, then at story.
In the evening called on Shepherd, there an hour,
then to Picton s.       His wife answered the door, want-
ed to know what I wanted with him, deliberated
and said he wasn t at home!              A dank, dreary
night; going back through the black streets I had
a hard fight against a bad relapse into horror.
Took refuge in the parlor awhile and going up stairs
found Damoreau and a fellow-engraver, Miller
there.    The former read a recently-received letter
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and twenty-one
Description:Describes an attempted visit to Thomas Picton.
Date:1860-11-18
Subject:Atwood (advertiser); Century.; Clothing and dress; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dyer, Oliver; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Fern, Fanny; Gibbons; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; McElrath; Miller (engraver); Parton, James; Picton, Thomas; Picton, Thomas, Mrs.; Publishers and publishing; Shepherd, N.G.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-04-27

 

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.