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	He disparages Nast.
has slackened his attentions to his future
father and mother-in-law, even to half-ignoring
their presence, and that the quick-sighted woman
perceives it.           When we left (I rose at a
little before 11), Morris began abusing Tommy as
a nuisance, saying that he did nothing but
monkeyisms, and thinking it must  disgust  the
girls.     I couldn t help grinning to find how gene-
rally conscious everybody is of his offensiveness
  or envious of his popularlity!         I walked a few
steps with Morris and returning, passed Nast and
Tousey, who had just quitted 745.  The little chuff
saw me.
  8.  Wednesday.   Writing during the fine
but cool morning.  Finished story; down-town
in the afternoon to  Harper s  with it; leaving it
on J. Bonner s desk.        Looked in at the  Evening
Post  Office, in quest of something to do; saw Mave-
rick.        Met Morris conversing with Shanley in Nassau
Street; the latter talked easy Irish sympathy about Wil-
kins and said he had heard a letter from O Brien
read, in which the Baron of Inchiquin stated that
he had been officiating, in his turn, as cook to his
company, producing an Irish stew, which, of course,
was voted an immense success.    Up town.    In-
doors writing, during the evening, Cahill and
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and sixty-two
Description:Mentions Morris's disgust with Thomas Nast.
Date:1861-05-07
Subject:Bonner, John; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Irish; Maverick, Augustus; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; O'Brien, Fitz James; Shanley; Tousey
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Nassau Street
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.