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   Godwin s Kindness & Stedman s meanness.
000 from her grandmother s will, when she is
twenty-one.     This grandmother is the much-
vilified old Mrs. Hall of Fanny s detestable
book.     Mort is heavily-worked, as selfish in-
herently as ever, perhaps not so dominant in his
way of showing it.
  4.  Monday.   Down-town to the  Evening Post 
office, saw Godwin, who wrote me an order for 
$8, payment for my last article, though but a
third of it was used and this in spite of my
demurring at accepting it.  You can make it 
up to us in another,  he said.        This is the
first instance of liberality I have experienced
in New York journalism; sharp practice of the
meanest order is the rule.      To the  Century 
office, a talk with Stockton, then to the
 World,  talking with Conant, Stedman and
a third person.       Stedman attempting his want-
ed masterful habit of putting one into the wit-
ness-box and cross-examining a la Jaggers,
I on the Secession business, I pitched-in, when
he became quite affectionate, wrote down his ad-
dress and invited me to visit him!               Cobb
came in, the only person I cared about seeing.
Up-town by omnibus.   In the evening wrote a
long letter to Bob Gun.	     Lincoln s inau-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page eleven
Description:Mentions receiving $8 from the ''Evening Post'' for an article.
Date:1861-03-03
Subject:Books and reading; Cobb, Myron H.; Conant; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Godwin, Park; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Lincoln, Abraham; New York evening post.; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Stockton; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-05-24

 

Volume
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.