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		Down-town calls.
Canada West; has visited England

[photograph]
William Leslie,
(very good portrait.)

[Gunn s diary continued]
and France, and seems 
to manage her husband
admirably.        Before din-
ner Leslie took me down
stairs to show me the re-
cently-purchased furniture
of the back parlor, the front
being, as yet, empty.
  28.  Monday.   To Har-
pers, saw Bonner and
 Mayor  Harper, the latter
of whom gossipped towards
me a good deal, the former
accepting story.   To the
 Sunday Times ; got $5
for the story left there.   To
Frank Leslie s; found him with Bellew.   After
talk, with Bellew to Crook and Duff s; drinking
with him, Sewell of the  N.Y. Times  and another.
Then, with Bellew to Harpers  again.       Being to-
gether up in the engraver s room, saw Damoreau,
who told me that Nicholas had recently doubled
his income by obtaining a berth in connection with
the U. S. Treasury and that  Madame  Damoreau
knew Mrs. Edwards in this city, some years ago,
  which may be true or one of her lies.  He believes
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page twenty-eight
Description:Mentions a visit to the Harper's Brothers office.
Date:1861-10-27
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bonner, John; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harper; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Leslie, Frank; Leslie, Marion; Leslie, William; Nicholas, John G.W.; Sewell; Sunday times.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

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.