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[newspaper clipping]
   Among the litterateurs and artists interested with
Col. J. Augustus Page in the formation of a regiment
are Mr. Fitz James O Brien, and Messrs. Frank Wood
and Edward F. Mullen, the latter well known from
their connection with Vanity Fair.  Thomas Bailey
Aldrich, the poet, is also anxious to follow to the field
some warlike lord.

[Gunn s handwriting]
All bosh. They didn t go.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page twenty-five
Description:Newspaper clipping regarding various Bohemians interested in starting a regiment.
Date:1861-06-22
Subject:Aldrich, Thomas Bailey; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; O'Brien, Fitz James; Page, J. Augustus; Vanity fair.; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.