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   Scoville.   Hillard pere.   Grace, Ella &  Fanny. 
Maverick and Godwin.     Returning, met
Scoville who told me he got  3 per week
as correspondent of the London Herald and
Standard, exhibiting a letter to that effect.
He also said if I wanted anything put in
those papers, he d include it his letters.  They
arrested him here, some time back, for libelling
Mrs Lincoln.    A valuable correspondent the
London Herald and Standard has got in
Joe Scoville!   Little Watson and Edge are,
too, employed in a similar capacity!   Uptown.
Writing to John Conworth.   (I put in that bit
of news anent S. A. Bolton   for pretty Susan
Hewitt s benefit.)   In the evening went to
Frank Hillard s.         His wife out of town; Oli-
ver also.  Up stairs in his father s room, a
hearty and garrulous old boy of eighty, who 
talked to me of Charleston and Virginia of
forty years ago.
  15.  Tuesday.   Writing to my mother, copy-
ing story &c.   Down town with Cahill in the
afternoon.    Passed Grace Thomson, her sister
and their dam; Old Party drest within an
inch of her life, with a Mrs Skewton-like
waist.   (She had a letter published in the Trib-
une this morning, advocating a chance for
putting herself on view   Marry! the kind
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page twelve
Description:Mentions Joe Scoville's correspondent job for the ''London Herald and Standard.''
Subject:Bolton, Sarah Ann; Cahill, Frank; Conworth, John; Edge, Frederick; Eldredge, Ellen; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Godwin, Park; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hewett, Susan; Hillard; Hillard, Frank; Hillard, Frank, Mrs.; Hillard, Oliver; Journalism; Lincoln, Mary Todd; London herald and standard.; Maverick, Augustus; New York tribune.; Scoville, Joe; Watson, Frederick
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-08


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen
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 life, the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination, and Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
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.