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	At George Arnold s.
to come and see him.    All of this we talked of,
on Boweryem s departure; when O Brien had got
a $5 order on  Vanity Fair   accommodated  by
Haney he left, too.        He had made an appoint-
ment with Cahill, twice, to meet him at Harper s,
as I very well knew; promising to pay him 4
$4.50, which he owed the fellow, and as I
knew also, would no more do it that than he would
speak the truth, live honestly, decently, or be any-
thing but the selfish, swindling, insolent Irish
scoundrel he is.         Cleaned my mouth by
a talk with Haney, then up-town by 6th Avenue
car, in the snow flurry.      Writing all the evening.
  2.  Tuesday.   Round to George Arnold s by
12  , having a question to ask, pertinent of price
for a story for Strong, of which I have done
a chapter and the plot.      Clapp s brother came
in momentarily; he is considerably less hideous
than H. C. junior   couldn t help being so, for
or Nature would have behaved demoniacally.  Af-
ter dinner down-town, to  Tribune  office, saw
Dana, got $2 for paragraph, went to Strong s,
(where O Brien came in) left M. S., made an
unsuccessful call at Haney s, then up-town.
Morris called.           After 7, boy came up with
note from Cahill   waiting outside again.  Stock
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page fifty-two
Description:Mentions visiting George Arnold with a question regarding payment for a story.
Date:1861-04-01
Subject:Arnold, George; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Clapp, George; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Dana, Charles A.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); New York tribune.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Stockton; Strong, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):6th Avenue
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.