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          Excitement in New York City.
As I told Dana, they have found out the right
title for Morgan; if ever there were a fool, and
one meriting the prefix of  the theological equiva-
lent for very  before the Solomonic appellation,
he was one.  A jerky-minded offensive ass;
one could have predicted what must be his end,
some day.       I did paragraph 2, of course.
  13.  Saturday.   Drawing till 4   then
down-town.   Dropped in at the arms-dep t;
Lindsay at Newhaven.        Crowds round the
bulletin boards at the  Times  and  Tribune 
offices; a telegram up announcing Fort Sum-
ter in flames, Anderson supposed to be capit-
ulating, a good deal of excitement.  (I had
got an e a  Post  and read particulars,
coming down-town.)     To Haney s office,
saw him.     Learning that the  Illustrated
N.Y. News  folks wanted soe more of my
Charleston photographs, I went there and
found only Alf Waud, at work, in big
boots worn knee-high, outside his trousers.
He began to talk objurgation of Nast, pro-
posing to caricature him as Sol Ey-
tinge s dog.x  Nast, it appears, is a very
cocky and captious little begger in the of-
fice; he comes there very early in the morn-
	x See 110-11.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page eighty-five
Description:Describes the excitement in New York surrounding the beginning of the Civil War.
Date:1861-04-12
Subject:Anderson, Robert; Civil War; Clothing and dress; Dana, Charles A.; Eytinge, Solomon; Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Lindsay; Morgan, St. Clair M.; Nast, Thomas; New York illustrated news; New York times.; New York tribune.; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Scan Date:2010-06-01

 

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.