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	       The great Newman.
to do the same.          To 745, to join Haney.
Saw Nast and Sally run off upstairs (after
a look-in after church) as Mat let me in.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Eliza, Jack, Polhemus and
Haney in the basement.   A slow half-hour or
more, then the usual break up.
  4.  Monday.   Down town by 11  , to Harper s.
Saw Mc. Lenan and Newman in the sanctum,
when the latter gave me, I thought, a charac-
teristically snobbish greeting.     I believe the 
sweep is greatly injured by Bellew s return-
ing and quietly resuming his former position, to which
his unrivalled abilities give him unquestionable
right, to the comparative superseding of New-
man s trash.     This fellow, with his open-
mouthed conceit, his cockney chatter, his inter-
minable fidgetty egotisms, his inordinate chil-
dish vanity, was treated with the utmost gene-
rosity and courtesy by Bellew, when he first
came to this country, and professed great 
regard both for him and myself, but eager-
ly and indecently dropped us when he supposed
we could be of no use to him, and as raven-
ously pursued those whom he thought might
be.           I saw him again at Frank Leslie s,
whither I went straight way (finding Bonner ab-
sent) where Newman came in while I was
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page forty-four
Description:Regarding Newman.
Date:1861-11-03
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bonner, John; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; McLenan, John; Nast, Thomas; Newman; Polhemus
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.