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          One Doughface hunting Another.
don t object to setting the dogs on him, though
I wouldn t care to join in the hunt myself, so
I told F. W. what I knew.         It is edifying to
find him rampantly vindictive on the subject; he
who, in his degree, emulated Dodge in talking
Secession when in Charleston; being all the time
in craven fear of the people; as he is now
blatant against them.      Such Northerners
as these would justify the Southern scorn and
detestation of them.       Cahill was up during
Wood s visit, or part of it; he showed me, in high
glee, a receipt for $5 from Larason, on Mrs.
Lev. s account, the which I persuaded him to
pay.    (He earned $23.0 from the  Times  this
week.)       Down-town; was called to by Welden
and another from a Broadway drinking-place.    To
Haney s office; he not there; returned up-town
by omnibus.     At 7 out with Vieil, the German,
as far as the Brevoort House, then left him
and to H 16th street.     Saw Miss Cooper, who
told me that Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Griffin, with
Gladdy, have sailed for England.       In Haney s
room, with him till 11.       We talked of the war,
of Tommy and Sally and incidentals.        Haney
finds the social atmosphere of 745 incongenial,
when Tommy s one of the ingredients.     The girls,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and forty
Description:Mentions discussing W.E. Dodge with Frank Wood.
Date:1861-04-27
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Cooper, Lucia; Dodge, W.E.; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gouverneur, Adolphus (""Gladdy""); Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Griffin, Theodore; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Larason; Levison, William, Mrs.; Nast, Thomas; New York times.; Secession; Vieil; Welden, Charles; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):16th Street; Broadway
Scan Date:2010-06-07

 

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.