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	John Ware according to Hillard.
to a certain extent a disappointed man, is anti-
British and ultra Yankee.           I choose to be nothing
of the sort and mean to keep so.
  23.  Saturday.   A dark, dreary, rainy day,
a good fire and work in-doors.   Boweryem
up in the evening.    Cahill, having presumably
got his pay yesterday, never came home until 3
or 4 in the morning, when he lay abed with Shep-
herd till noon, when they both rushed out of the 
house together.  Proclivior!
  24.  Sunday.   To Frank Hillard s in the
afternoon, by 5  , and there till 8.  Talking in-
cidentally of John Ware (who, Damoreau told me,
at our last meeting, had recently written to him,
relating how he had visited Baden Baden, and
was disappointed in neither having broken the bank
or witnessed the suicide of a ruined gamester!)   Hil-
lard in speaking of that peculiar Bostonian more
than confirmed my estimate of him.   He is a little, 
mean, lazy, silent and intensely selfish individual
of good family; has lived in Paris before and
prefers it to all other places. He made an attempt
at dentistry on his return to Boston, to his opulent
father s dissatisfaction, which induced his remo-
val to New York, when Damoreau (who, I sus-
pect, toadies him, in virtue of his  great expectations )
gave him a letter of introduction to me.      Here
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page seventy-six
Description:Describes a conversation with Frank Hillard about John Ware.
Date:1861-11-22
Subject:Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hillard, Frank; Shepherd, N.G.; Ware, John
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.