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	 Banks cadging Again.
Will talks of him with spleen and contempt,
now.      Another nauseous on dit. F. Les-
lie has deposed Watson from the editorship of
his illustrated paper, and E. G. Squier scissors
in his place.   Cause: Squier has a pretty wife and
F. Leslie, alias Carter, is normally under the dom-
ination of the fiend Lechery.     This Squier is a
Yankee and an ex-U. S. consul to Niagara.
  To Strong s.      At Ross and Tousey s, I found
Haney Tousey, F. Leslie and Bellew.  (Haney did not go to New-
ark yesterday; that story was a blunder of Mrs Pot-
ters.)       At Crook and Duff s, during a rain-
storm with Bellew, Banks and Cahill.      The
former had suggested to the latter that Banks was
hungry and that he (Cahill) had better stand
treat to that exceedingly hard-up Bohemian, which
Cahill very willingly did, and to Bellew, too.
Like Mr. Weevle, alias Jobling, Banks declared he
 felt better,  after filling his stomach.  What I
feared when he lost his situation (in consequence
of drunkenness and negligence) has come upon
him; he is begging and borrowing throughout his
acquaintance.     I know he has applied to Haney,
Damoreau, the Wauds, Boweryem, Shepherd
and Cahill.    The latter lent him money and saw
him drunk and smoking a cigar in a tavern short-
ly afterwards.  Banks told W. Waud that if ever
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and sixteen
Description:Describes a conversation with William Waud.
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Bohemians; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Crook and Duff�s (New York, N.Y.); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Frank Leslie's illustrated news.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, Frank; Potter, Mrs.; Poverty; Publishers and publishing; Shepherd, N.G.; Squier, E.G.; Squier, E.G., Mrs.; Strong, Thomas; Tousey; Watson; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-15


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.