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	I try the  Evening Post. 
daren t publish it.    How immoral?    It incul-
cates suicide; is the strongest argument for and jus-
tification of it ever written   the man s right  
it s the only thing for him to do   you have cover-
ed the whole ground.  &c. &c.   we should have
twenty clergymen writing to condemn us   send it
to Dickens   no doubt he ll publish it.         Bonner
actually asserted that he had no doubt such a story
would produce suicide!       I went away, to the
Post office, then to that of the  Evening Post,  having
heard from Wilbour, whom I met, going down
Broadway, that an employe  had left this paper
for California.       (An evening paper doesn t neces-
sitate night-work.)        Saw Maverick.         Out again,
hither and thither, with a sick headache, aching
limbs and indigestion.    To Haney s awhile, saw
him, to the  Post  again.        Saw Bigelow, tal-
ked awhile, took my address.       Up Broadway;
was accosted by Gibbons who wants to dispose of
the Century at almost any price, as he has to go
west to some rail-road employ.      Went to the Coop-
er Institute, wrote a note to Mc Elrath.          Returned
to dinner, ill, laid down during the afternoon.
Haney didn t come to supper as expected.      To 745
by 8  .    The girls, Anne and Mr Edwards there.
Left before 10.
  2.  Sunday.   Damoreau came by 10.    Out to-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and thirty-nine
Description:States that Harper's refused to publish his story about suicide because of its immorality, despite it being a good story.
Date:1860-12-01
Subject:Bigelow, John; Bonner, John; Century.; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dickens, Charles; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gibbons; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Maverick, Augustus; McElrath; New York evening post.; Publishers and publishing; Suicide; Wilbour
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; California
Coverage (Street):745 Broadway
Scan Date:2010-04-29

 

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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.