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	His Peculiarities.
and bosh   requesting that I should procure
its insertion in the  Times,   Punch,  &c.  I stuck
it in the letter-boxes of the penny illustrated papers,
in the  notices to correspondents  of which fugitive
verses of  Growler s  afterwards appeared   of
his subsequent sending   of course unpaid for.  In
one case certain of his lines were subject to emenda-
tions, when he wrote an abusive letter to the editor!
Well, to return to his recent venture; he confiden-
tly expected that Bellew would remit the money
by return of post!             There s method in Banks
madness, too; he didn t try to borrow of me,
this afternoon, though he must suppose me
flush of money, from my presumed recent em-
ployment for the  London News.    He would
have taken money from Boweryem unscrupulous-
ly enough, caring as much about paying him
as he did about paying me, Haney, and the
rest of us, six or seven years ago.   He has
had steady employment for five years, always
living up to, or rather anticipating his income.
He never seemed to have any money, but never
denied himself anything; he was smoking a
cigar when I met him this afternoon.         He
fuddled himself perpetually.    There s no help-
ing him except by quarters, when it comes
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page seventeen
Description:Describes Banks.
Date:1861-03-08
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Boweryem, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Illustrated London news.
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.