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		  Mrs. Weaver.
Poughkeepsie, to visit the Weddles.   He supposed
Haney was with them.   Morris conducted himself
amiably and feebly, as usual, filled a pipe
twice, smoked very little of it and made
Shepherd nervous.      He, Morris, has his
name in the list of lecturers published in this
day s Tribune.    Subject, Humorous Poem;  Love
and War.        Frank Wood appears, also:  Down
South in Secession-Time.    Salter;  Charleston
and the Charlestonians.    And Addey   the Lord
knows what.               Writing, after my visitors
had gone; out of sorts and matagrabolized.
  30.  Saturday.  To Harper s, saw Bon-
ner.  To F. Leslie s; got $8.  To the Evening
Post.   Major  Hills there, in his uniform, here
on furlough.    Godwin closetted with somebody.
While I was talking with Ripley there came in
a literary or newspaper woman whom he
chaffed.  She was a Mrs Weaver, a  California 
widow, free and easy in talk; wrote rot, so
Ripley said, subsequently, for what papers she
could and made her living by it.     He was cu-
riously brusque in his remarks to her.     Said she
 If I were to bring in an article on  some paintings
 would you print it?        If Mr Gunn were to, I
should;  he replied, and then talked how her mat-
ter had to be cut down and re-written.       She went
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page eighty-one
Description:Regarding Mrs. Weaver, a female writer.
Date:1861-11-29
Subject:Addey; Bonner, John; Civil War; Godwin, Park; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hills, A.C.; Journalism; Lectures and lecturing; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); New York evening post.; New York tribune.; Ripley, Philip; Salter, Dr. (Jasper); Shepherd, N.G.; Weaver, Mrs.; Weddle; Weddle, Mrs.; Women; Wood, Frank
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.