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	Williams returned from Russia.
our landlady.    All his money goes in liquor;
his wages lasting about a day and a half.      The
tavern-keepers, the John Shieldses, the Harry Pear-
sons and such, knowing his position, give him credit,
hence he had arrears to discharge each pay-day,
so that Mrs Boley is lucky if she gets her weekly
$5.                Billington came at sunset, with an
imperial on his chin.     He says he is studying medi-
cine and  teaching.     With him and Shepherd
to Haney s for ale at 9 o clock, staying an hour
or more.       Banks came in and talked.
  7.  Saturday.   Down town with Shepherd and
Cahill.     To the Sun Office, being addressed by
young Wiley, the publisher s son, by the way, who
asked about Cornelius Bagster.         He is, it seems,
still at Prince Edward s Island.              To the Eve-
ning Post Office.  Nordhoff, Ripley and Williams
there   the latter just returned from Russia, whi-
ther he went as secretary to Cassius Clay, wri-
ting good letters to the Post, during his absence.
Saw Maverick upstairs, Godwin out.      Returning
up Nassau Street, met Shepherd, very irate about
Cahill, who had kept him waiting an hour or
more at the Park Hotel, on the promise of return-
ing to pay him that $5.        To F. Leslie s.     Up
town by 3.      Shepherd followed.   He had ascer-
tained that Cahill got his money yesterday.     Of
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page eighty-eight
Description:Mentions the return of Williams from Russia.
Date:1861-12-06
Subject:Bagster, Cornelius Birch; Banks, A.F.; Billington; Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Cahill, Frank; Godwin, Park; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Maverick, Augustus; Nordhoff; Pearson, Harry; Ripley, Philip; Shepherd, N.G.; Shields, John; Wiley, Jr.; Williams
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.