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	Nast returns to New York.
rous complaints about the climate and circum-
locutory habits of England, the first of which he
says is killing, while the other is starving him.
 Shouldn t wonder,  writes Haney,  if the Mejor
and Cahill were pretty steady pensioners on his
bounty, such as it is.    God bless him!   We got
$130 out of that wretched raffle (of his pictures)
for him, but it was all and more than antici-
pated, before it reached him.  x  x  His old enemy,
 pecuniary embarrassment, still pursues him.  x
I think he will be here again before July.      Nast
arrived on Saturday,  x  x  is a little wider and
stouter, otherwise much as before.   He was very
cordially received at the house, especially by Mr.
and Mrs. Edwards.      We had all been at Newark
on the Saturday, the Crocketts inviting us to spend
two nights and Sunday with them.    Anne came
along, for the sake of propriety.        The C s were
very hospitable; we enjoyed ourselves  x  x  went
to church on Sunday morning  x  parson gave
us hell with the bouquet gone.    Nicholas s former
wife s sisters and (their) father reviewed the fa-
mily.  x  x  Doesn t matter, now the artist is home
again, however there s a dreadful persistency
in Nicholas  x  x  May the best man win! 
(A very rough caricature intended for Nicho-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and sixty-one
Description:Describes a letter from Jesse Haney.
Date:1861-02-12
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, George; Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; Nicholas, John G.W.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Newark, [New Jersey]; England
Scan Date:2010-05-20

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen
Description:Describes 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, including a conflict between A.H. Colt and Mr. Woodward, a visit to Sullivan's Island, John Mitchel's tale of assisting with the lynching of an abolitionist, attending a celebration in honor of Benjamin Mordecai, Will Waud's arrival in Charleston, the scene in Charleston the day the ''Star of the West'' was fired upon by the Morris Island battery, pistol and rifle practice with various Charlestonians, a rumor in New York about his having been tarred and feathered in Charleston, a visit to the quarters of the ''Richland Rifles,'' witnessing a slave auction, and a visit to Colonel Bull's home.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; 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.