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              A National Champion.
gambler   to which profession that of pugi-
lism commonly gravitates in this country.  Some-
thing being said by Geary about the War and
the possibility of English intervention (about
which the New York press has, just now, one of
its chronic attacks of Anglo-phobia), Heenan
remarked, with a quiet but delicious air of im-
portance, that in that event he should feel cal-
led upon to &c. &c.!    Geary invited him to drink,
which he declined.                 Evening to 16th
street, Haney out, Hayes senior at cards with
Mrs. Potter.     To 19th street, calling on Mr. and
Mrs. Case, there perhaps an hour, then return-
ed to Bleecker.
  23.  Thursday.  In doors till the afternoon near
sunset.    Writing.  A letter to Godwin among other
things.    Cahill with me morning and evening.
  24.  Friday.   Indoors till near 5, then
down town.   Met Colt by the way in a military
cap and demi-uniform; with him to the arms
store of the  company  with which Lindsay is con-
nected and learnt that he, Lindsay is at New-
haven.     To the  World  office, heard that Mar-
ble has been confined to his house by inflamma-
tion of the eyes.       Saw Croly, had a friendly
talk with him.           Up town.  After supper to 16th
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and ninety-eight
Description:Describes meeting John C. Heenan.
Date:1861-05-22
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Case; Case, Mrs.; Civil War; Colt, Amos H.; Croly; Geary; Godwin, Park; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes.; Heenan, John C.; Lindsay; Marble; Potter, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street; 19th Street; Bleecker
Scan Date:2010-06-08

 

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.