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	     A Police Station.
street, when as he stopped and gave me a civil-
ler greeting than of late, I asked him the cause
of his recent behavior.     He said somebody had
informed him that I hadn t acted like a friend
towards him, on his (Waud s) promise that he
would never mention the name of the informant.   I
told him I was utterly ignorant of occasion
for the story, whatever it might be, and so we
parted.       To the Associated Press office in Broad
street, where, presently, Boweryem came.    Got a
ward assigned to me to get in to-night s city
election returns.    Called at Haney s office, anon
with Boweryem up town in omnibus.    Dozed in
the afternoon; by 5   turned out into the snow
and went down-town by the 2nd avenue cars,
to the 4th ward police station, the one Haney, 
Shepherd, Boweryem and I visited nocturnally,
some three or four months ago.    Outside, it was
a cold, raw, dreary night, especially so in
that foul quarter of the town; the snow flakes
falling continuously, yet half melting under foot.
Inside I sat behind the railed-off desk, beside
the serjeants on duty, listening to the perpetual 
tick of the telegraph until, at about 9, somebody
frustrated its operations by cutting the wire,
and awaiting the returns, which were brought in,
fragmentarily, by the caped and snowy police-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and forty-one
Description:Describes an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting election returns.
Date:1860-12-04
Subject:Associated Press; Boweryem, George; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Police; Shepherd, N.G.; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):2nd Avenue; Broad Street
Scan Date:2010-04-29

 

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.