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has not, these sweet people will assuredly break it for
  Howe, the sewing-machine man, is to be seen daily in
the Strand, with his abundant locks, and broad-brimmed
hat.  I don t know what he is doing here, but the
mere sight of a New-Yorker is refreshing to exiled eyes.
  There is some talk of another Grand exhibition of the
Industry of all Nations in 1862; but doubts are express-
ed on the subject, many people being of opinion that the
world has not yet recovered from its surfeit of Industry
in 1851.
  Sala s New Nagazine,  Temple Bar,  or, as I heard it
spitefully called the other day,  Marsala s Tyburn Gate, 
seems to be quite a success.  Amongst its principal wri-
ters are Sutherland Edwards, Austin, Blanchard Jerrold,
Yates and the Editor himself.  Sala is a great card here,
though not so much known in America.  For some time
he wrote many of the best articles in the  Household
Words.   His first connection with the paper was rather
curious.  He was in pawn at a Coffee Shop in the Strand;
he owed a bill, and had no money to pay it, but he had a
pen, so he wrote an article and sent it to Dickens, with a
note begging Mr. D., if the article were accepted, to send
him the money at once, at the same time explaining his
position.  (It is usual here, I understand, for authors to 
give publishers six months credit, or something of the
sort).  Mr. Dickens happened to be in his office, (a very
unusual thing with a London editor) was pleased with
the article sent Mr. Sala the money, and engaged him
immediately, at a salary of five guineas per week.
And now Mr. Sala conducts (that s the new word for edit-
ing) the Temple Bar Magazine, writes for half-a-dozen
other works: gets about a hundred dollars a week by his
pen, and is regarded as the King of the Bohemians.  Au-
thorship, and artistship too, are both better occupations,
as far as pay goes, than in the United States; but then,
employment on your side is more readily obtained by
young beginners than in this foggy city.

[newspaper clipping]
  Consul to Liverpool. We are able to announce,
on authority little liable to error in such matters,
that the appointment of Consul to Liverpool,
has been tendered to Charles F. Briggs, Esq., of
this city, who has signified his willingness to accept
the same. {New York Leader.

[Gunn s handwriting]
  (A bid for office on the part of old Briggs.
He has as much chance of being Consul to Liver-
pool as of becoming Pope, but  ask enough and
you ll get something.    Signified his willingness! 
quotha!  What is there he wouldn t  accept  in the
way of office?)
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page two hundred and seven
Description:Newspaper clipping of an article by Frank Bellew about his London experiences.
Subject:Austin; Bellew, Frank; Bohemians; Briggs, Charles F.; Dickens, Charles; Edwards, H. Sutherland; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Household words.; Howe, Elias; Jerrold, Blanchard; New York ledger.; Publishers and publishing; Sala, George Augustus; Yates
Coverage (City/State):London, [England]; Liverpool, [England]
Scan Date:2010-05-24


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.