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	 Various persons and places.
Cahill with me a great deal.  A decidedly cold
day.
  24.  Thursday.   Finishing story.   Down
town in the afternoon to Harpers , passing Grace
Thomson and Old Party and anon Eliza and Mat-
ty.     Mort Thomson, by the way, having returned
from Virginia, in consequence of diarrhaeah,
has been dispatched, for the Tribune, with the
secret naval expedition.x    To the E. Post office,
then to Haney s.      Up-town with him as far as
Bleecker.    Katy and Ned Nichols are at 745
and he was going thither, to treat them to some
place of entertainment in the evening.      A note
from Cobb this morning; dated Honesdale, Pa.
He promises a visit on Saturday.
  25.  Friday.   To dentist s in the Bowery; then
down-town.  Saw W. Waud, White, an artist,
and Frank Leslie at the office of the latter. To
the Evening Post office, saw Godwin, Maverick
and Addey, who was waiting in a fluttering, twitchy
manner to obtain an audience with Godwin, then
closeted with Bryant.     Up-town.    Crossing the
Park met Watson (father of Mrs Allie Eytinge s
baby) who was recruiting  for a company command-
ed by his brother  to whom I was introduced  
crimping at so much a head.      In Broadway
met the bearded Hawkins, who now publishes
	        x To Hilton Head, S. C.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page twenty-one
Description:Mentions receiving a letter from Myron H. Cobb.
Date:1861-10-23
Subject:Addey; Bryant (editor); Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Cobb, Myron H.; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Godwin, Park; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hawkins; Leslie, Frank; Maverick, Augustus; New York tribune.; Nichols, Kate; Nichols, Ned; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Watson, John; Waud, William; White (artist)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Hilton Head, South Carolina
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street; Broadway
Scan Date:2010-06-08

 

Volume
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.