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       Yewel and Howland.    Cobb in Office.
to Carlyle disclaiming the responsibility of the pic-
ture, which is justly commented on.

[newspaper clipping]
  Young YEWEL, a pupil of HICKS and of
COUTOUR, is gaining much reputation for his
admirable copies of ROSA BONHEUR, his orders
for these giving him, in truth, less opportunity
for attention to original study than is advisable

[newspaper clipping]
  HOWLAND is just completing a large picture
to be called  The Prisoners.   It is an Eastern
scene of Asiatic pirates bringing in a boat load
of prisoners and booty, the gay costumes of the
different figures making altogether a brilliant
pile of color.  It is showy painting, more than
ordinarily fierce in color and conception.

[Gunn s diary continued]
		Items about old acquaint-
		tances, from a Paris letter
		In yesterday s  N. Y.
		Sun. 

  13.  Wednesday.   In doors all the raw, dull,
rainy day, drawing a little, writing more, ex-
cept when I went out as far as Broadway to get
a copy of the  Post  with my letter in.        I for-
got to put down that Mc. Culloch, the printer,
called, yesterday afternoon.

[newspaper clipping]
  CHIEF CLERK OF THE WAR DEPARMENT. We
clip the following paragraph from the Rochester
Democrat:
  Gen. Cameron has appointed, as his chief clerk,
M. H. Cobb, esq., formerly of Tioga county, Penn-
sylvania.  This is an eminently satisfactory appoint-
ment, and will give great satisfaction to the nume-
rous friends of Mr. Cobb in the Keystone state.
Mr. Cobb for several years edited, with great ability,
the Tioga Agitator.  He was subsequently attached
to the Harrisburg Telegraph, and since the establish-
ment of the New York World he has been in its edi-
torial staff.  Few are better qualified for the position
to which he has been elevated.
  We most heartily indorse the last sentence quoted.
In this case an honorable appointment has fallen,
unsolicited, to a man of thorough talents and indus-
try, and of that unselfish integrity which commands
the respect of all who observe it.  Mr. Cobb will, for
a time, discharge the duties of the disbursing clerk,
the present chief clerk, Mr. Potts, being temporarily
retained.

[Gunn s diary continued]
		(Extract from to-day s  World. 
		Heartily glad of it.
		A good, kind, sensible,
		hard-working fellow;
		infinitely the best man
		among the editorial corps
		of the  World,  where
		there are not too many
		of that kidney.

  14.  Thursday.  Winter again, snow falling
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page twenty-two
Description:Mentions an appointment of Myron H. Cobb.
Date:1861-03-12
Subject:Artists; Bonheur, Rosa; Cameron, General; Carlyle; Cobb, Myron H.; Coutour; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hicks; Howland, Frank; McCulloch; New York evening post.; New York sun.; New York world.; Potts; Yewell, George
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Paris, [France]; Tioga Country, Pennsylvania
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.