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	       Professor Martin.
off in a jocular huff about Godwin s invisibility.
I had been previously accosted by Martin   Pro-
fessor Martin, once of Mrs. Potter s and 132 Blee-
cker Street.   He had contributed certain letters
from General Benham, a friend of his, in com-
mand in Western Virginia to the Post and came 
hither about them.       He told me that Mrs Church
was in England, promised to send me her address
and talked about the war for ten minutes.          Saw
Godwin anon for a minute.     In Nassau Street,
at Strong s door met Newman, who was quite
friendly.   He spoke about his family at home,
and I thought that his anxiety about them might
have made him selfish and that I may have done
him injustice in my hasty estimate.   While we
talked Mc Lenan and Joe Harper came along
and the first entered Strong s without returning
my how are you.       In explanation, I thought
of something communicated incidentally by Bellew;
that Newman and Mc Lenan had made common
cause against him, resenting his return from
England.     I suppose Mac regards me as an ac-
cessary.           Formerly he used to affect an anglo-
phobia in company with the defunct Dallas, who
used to take drinks at your expense and then cut
you.       Mac has unquestionable ability as an artist,
a good deal of heavy self-assertion in manner amount
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page eighty-two
Description:Regarding a conversation with Professor Martin about the war and Mrs. Church.
Date:1861-11-30
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Benham, Henry Washington; Church, Mrs. (Andreotti); Civil War; Dallas; Godwin, Park; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harper, Joe; Martin, Professor; McLenan, John; Newman; Potter, Mrs.; Strong, Thomas; Weaver, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):132 Bleecker 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.