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         Banks wants to borrow $30.
companied me to Lindsay s.   He wasn t
very well, (as might naturally be, for the
shop is never ventilated and stinks enough
to poison anybody) and told me that Wood-
ward, of Charleston, has gone to Florida
for his health, that his (Lindsay s)  adopted
sister  is in Cincinnatti.    To F. Leslie s,
saw J. A. Wood and editor Watson.    To
Haney s, Banks with me all the time.     He
left here and I parted with Haney soon,
he getting into car to ride up-townwards.
I walked.            In doors during the evening,
writing in Boweryem s room, my fire having
gone out, until his return at 11.   He had
met Banks on his way, who suggested a
drink at Ittner s, where he proposed to bor-
row $30 of Boweryem.    Banks owed that
sum, he said, to a new landlord &c.       My
little friend told him he, himself, was $20 in
arrears to his landlady.               This is the se-
quel of Banks  losing his Wall Street berth;
I foresaw it and worse when he first confes-
sed it, at Harpers .    He has sent some M.S.
to Bellew for acceptation of some London maga-
zine or journal, as he did to me when I was
in England   the worst of conceivable idiotcy,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page sixteen
Description:Mentions that Banks tried to borrow $30 from Jesse Haney.
Date:1861-03-08
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Boweryem, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Lindsay; Watson; Wood, John A.; Woodward (Charleston)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]; Cincinnati, [Ohio]; London, [England]; Florida
Coverage (Street):Wall Street
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.