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ler in the drapary line   in Canada parlance,
a  dry-goods pedlar.    Richard Bolton stays
in Montreal for another year.           A gushing
letter in the old style, necessitating, I suppose,
the hypocrisy of an answer, which I shall defer
as long and make as short as is possible.  Down
town by noon.   To F. Leslie s and the Evening
Post office.    A talk with Godwin, he asking
me if I d like to go as correspondent to Wash-
ington?  Of course, yes.  Maverick making an
article about O Brien   told me that the man he
shot is dead.            To the Staten Island Ferry,
with intent to embark; no boat for an hour; de-
ferred it.       A stroll along the East River, lunch
in Fulton Market.      Back to Nassau Street;
to W. Leslie s; up town.       Evening to the Win-
ter Garden to see the play of the  Octoroon. 
  8.  Friday.   Story writing all the morning.
Shepherd up by 2; down town with him, to
F. Leslie s, to the Sunday Times office, where
we parted.  Reading proof of story.   Croly
came up; told me that Stedman had been in
New York and returned to Washington and that
Cobb had relinquished his situation as Cameron s 
private Secretary, surmising that the former being
an honest and honorable man and his employer
a scoundrel might be the cause of it.      To the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page fifty-three
Description:Mentions the offer of the ''Evening Post'' to make him a correspondent in Washington.
Date:1861-11-07
Subject:Bolton, George; Bolton, Richard; Cameron, General; Civil War; Cobb, Myron H.; Croly; Davenport, Sergeant; Godwin, Park; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Leslie, William; Maverick, Augustus; New York evening post.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Shepherd, N.G.; Stedman, Edmund Clarence
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Montreal, [Quebec, Canada]; Washington, [District of Columbia]
Coverage (Street):Nassau Street
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.