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		   Frank Wood.
ment.   Serrell its colonel (our engineering friend
and visitor at 745,) has been  under arrest  tem-
porarily for some two penny ha penny unstated
reason, which event doesn t seem to have at all
interfered with his authority.     They do these things
so in the model republic.         Returning to New
York, parted with Jack.         To the Sunday Times
office, to F. Leslie; from the latter with Swinton
and John Wood to Mataran s, to drink.    At Ha-
ney s.   Bellew and Frank Wood came in, the
latter to pay $5 borrowed of Haney, the former to
get money from him.     At Crook and Duff s sub-
sequently, with the two, where Rosenberg came up
and addressed them.         Walked up town together
afterwards.    F. W.  as he terms himself is the
same offensive, depraved, pseudo-Bohemianish
hobbe-de-hoy as ever, very sly of any allusion
to his rampant professions of Southern proclivities
when in Charleston.      The cub has received no in-
vitations to lecture, as yet, and the drama that
he and George Arnold were to write  by order  for
Mrs John Wood was neither ordered nor acted.
Haney came to dinner with us and stayed the
evening.  Shepherd present as usual, and part of
the time Boweryem and Cahill.     The latter has
not been drunk today and has paid Shepherd his
$5.       He accounted for his avoidance of his creditor
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page ninety-six
Description:Regarding Frank Wood.
Date:1861-12-13
Subject:Arnold, George; Bellew, Frank; Bohemians; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Edwards, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Military; Rosenberg; Serrell, Edward W.; Shepherd, N.G.; Swinton, Alfred; Wood, Frank; Wood, John A.; Wood, John A., Mrs.
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.