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	  The Camp on Staten Island.
chaffing the latter about  War and Women, 
requesting him to recite some of it, until he
waxed wroth and presently departed with
Jack.   I should like him to make a successful
lecture-season of it and think he might accom-
plish it, if he d take advice and give the people
something they would expect from the name of
K. N. Pepper.        But his poem, both from Haney s
and Billington s account, is a fearfully slow
business, commencing with a mild defence of Eve
and platitudinarianising ad infinitum.        Morris,
too, is so thin-skinned that he ll suffer horribly
in a failure.     But Wilful will to Water and
Wilful must drench.       Evening, in doors with
Shepherd.
  13.  Friday.   With Jack Edwards, (who cal-
led for me) to Harpers.    Thence to Evening
Post office, with  notice  for Morris, duly insert-
ed.       Thence, together to Staten Island, to
visit George Edwards, now, with a portion of his
regiment, occupying the barracks once tenanted
by Billy Wilson and his Zouaves.         He gave
us a lunch, told us how neither he nor any of
the officers or men had got one cent of pay from
the government, though enlisted for near six months.
They expected to sail for Port Royal to-morrow,
or within a day or two, to join the rest of their regi-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page ninety-five
Description:Regarding Morris's plans to lecture on ''War and Women.''
Date:1861-12-12
Subject:Billington; Civil War; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Lectures and lecturing; Military; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Shepherd, N.G.; Staten Island (New York, N.Y.); Wilson, Billy
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Port Royal, [South Carolina]
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.