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          McLenan injured by Bellew s return.
obtaining gratuitous drinks to treating others.   I
learnt, also, confirmation of W. Waud s assertion
that Heiss, the Telegraph man, is in Brooklyn.
He would not take the oath of allegiance to the South-
ern Confederacy.      To Ross and Tousey s and F.
Leslie s for papers, then up town.      Writing.  Cahill
and Shepherd up in the evening and on their de-
parture Boweryem, whom I left writing at 9 for
an hour s drop in at 745, expecting to find Haney
there.   Only Matty, Jack and paterfamilias present.
We talked of Beaufort and incidentals awhile, grew
dull and I left.         Cahill up by 11   in a white
overcoat borrowed from Shepherd.
  17.  Sunday.   Drawing and writing.   Shep-
herd and Cahill up during the major portion of
the day.  A visit from MacCullough in the after-
noon.
  18.  Monday.   To Harper s, saw Bonner,
showed sketch and left story with Guernsey.  McLel-
lan was with Bonner   I understood that he is equally
injured with the amiable Newman, by Bellew s
return and resumption of his inevitable position.
To W. Leslie s; Livingston there and Kendall
came in   Leslie is going to employ him as book-
keeper.    Indoors during the rest of the day,
finishing story.   A concert in progress below, in
the parlor, Softly and certain friends of his extem-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page sixty-nine
Description:Mentions McLenan's job being hurt by Frank Bellew's return to his old post.
Date:1861-11-16
Subject:Beaufort; Bellew, Frank; Bonner, John; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Guernsey; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Heiss; Kendall; Leslie, William; Livingston; McCulloch; McLenan, John; Newman; Ramsay, Russell (Buckstone); Salter, Dr. (Jasper); Shepherd, N.G.; Softly; Waud, William
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.