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when she said he was afraid of ridicule.
Our party broke up at 11, a rainy night await-
ing us.
  2.  Saturday.  By noon to tailor s, then
down-town to the  Evening Post  Office   Godwin
gone.     Here and there; met Haney at Ross and
Tousey s.     Up-town by omnibus; in-doors the
rest of the day.         Stockton up in my room du-
ring the evening, and, later, Boweryem.       The
former is now editorializing for the  Century, 
under Mc. Elrath; the paper is more of an  Ar-
my and Navy Gazette  than ought else; it has
been debated whether it should not assume that
title.           Clapp modestly proposed to take the
editorship of it, to Mc Elrath, also to change
its name to that of the  Bohemian,  but Mc
E. didn t see it      The  Saturday Press  died
deservedly in January.
  3.  Sunday.   Writing a letter to Charley
about finding a London publisher for a proposed 
book of my writing, to be called  Charleston
during Secession-Time, by a British Looker-
On.         Turned out by 4  , the streets full
of people, the day a mild May one.    Up Broad-
way and to 22nd street, called on Frank Hil-
lard, had tea with him and family, stayed
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page eight
Description:Mentions writing his brother Charley and asking him to find a London publisher for a proposed book about his Charleston experiences.
Subject:Boweryem, George; Century.; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Godwin, Park; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Frank; McElrath; Nicholas, John G.W.; Publishers and publishing; Saturday press.; Secession; Stockton
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina
Coverage (Street):22nd Street; Broadway
Scan Date:2010-05-24


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, boarding house living, visits to the Edwards family, Mort Thomson's engagement to Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Eldredge, Frank Cahill's return to New York from London, Frank Bellew's dissatisfaction with living in England, Thomas Nast's engagement to Sally Edwards, the scene in New York during the departure of the 7th New York Regiment for Washington, attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg, a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers and the 2nd Regiment of New York State Militia on Staten Island, the death of Charles Welden, and his reporting work.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
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.