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little daughter, at school.
  12.  Wednesday.   To the Cooper Institute,
unsuccessfully, to Harper s.       Article about
getting the election returns accepted, but may
not appear for twelve months.    To the World
office, saw Croly and Stedman, the latter in-
formed me they had resolved to do without a
correspondent down South.   To the Post office;
Bigelow not in.       Returning met W. Leslie,
as I had previously met little Davis the
gilder.  Leslie showed me a letter from an
Alabama man, pleading secession as a put-off
for paying-up.    To the Cooper Institute again,
saw Mc Elrath, he has concluded that he don t 
possess money enough to re-take the Century.
Return; writing   at another story.        At the sup-
per table was forced into a brawl with the gene-
rally offensive Lavan which terminated in a scrim-
mage between him and Jewett.         When I turned
out in the evening I expected a fight and was
prepared to try a pugilistic  One  and  Two 
in the drunken ass s countenance.  To 745, the
unmarried Crockett, Nicholas and Haney there,
also the girls and Jack.       A game of whist in pro-
gress, engaging the two younger girls and the visit-
ors from Newark, Haney aloof and rather blue
and bilious (which he attributed to indiscreet indul-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and fifty-four
Description:Mentions a fight at his boarding house.
Date:1860-12-11
Subject:Bigelow, John; Boardinghouses; Card games; Century.; Crockett, John; Croly; Davis; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Haney, Jesse; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewett; Journalism; Le Van; Leslie, William; McElrath; New York world.; Nicholas, John G.W.; Publishers and publishing; Stedman, Edmund Clarence
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Alabama; Newark, [New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):745 [Broadway]
Scan Date:2010-04-30

 

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.