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	More Talk with Haney
other!  They were all so d____d dishonest!  he
said.     Bill Waud is at work regularly for Frank
Leslie.      Sol Eytinge, Wood opines, is mightily
tired of his connubial experience   but Wood
hasn t visited him for two years.           Haney
came up: talked with him.           To the enlist-
ing place of the Mozart Regiment; saw Crofts
who told me that Cocks, the colonel, had been
hissed out of the regiment and gave me a spe-
cial invitation to visit the camp again,  bring-
ing a lady-friend.            Writing till evening.
Haney came up about 10, having been at 745,
where in honor of Josie Brown s presence, they
had got up a bit of a dance which wasn t
a success.   Tommy did some of the  monkey
shines,  which peculiarly excite the wrath of
Morris, and Sally looked on with a grave face.
Knudsen was present.   In default of others,
Sally is making friends with the kindly, but
sometimes wearisome Dane, whom Nast regards
as a Nass and a Bore.              Haney and I
smoked many pipes and after midnight went
out for beer, and I walked to 16th street
with him, where we sat on Mrs. Potter s door-
step conversing.      I find he still loves Sally  
loves and hates her in equal proportion.     He
believes, and I think with reason, that the girl
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page seventeen
Description:Describes a talk with Jesse Haney.
Date:1861-06-20
Subject:Brown, Josie; Cocks, Colonel; Crofts; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Leslie, Frank; Military; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; New York Infantry Regiment, 40th; Potter, Mrs.; Waud, William; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street
Scan Date:2010-06-09

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, 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.