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	   Anti-English War-Feeling.
awake all night.
  18.  Wednesday.   Down town to Harper s with
Shepherd, he to Guernsey, I to Bonner.      I was
so poor and low-spirited that I could have
hugged the man I was greeted with  Your
story s in type, Mr Gunn.     To the Sunday
Times  Office, got $5 for story left on Satur-
day.    To the Evening Post Office, Godwin, Ma-
verick, Nordhoff and Nichols the picture dealer,
all more of less talking hate of England.      Re-
paid chaff about nationality with interest and came 
of well in it.      Godwin humorous and anti-Bri-
tish, Maverick spirited, Nordhoff (a German ^|Norwegian|)
narrow-minded, Nichols blatant and soapy.
Godwin friendly, took me aside, talked of work.
Left; paper buying &c; met Shepherd at
Mataran s as appointed; he had got $40
for his poem.    Up town by 2 with him; he
out again, of course after lunch, I to room
and scribbling.      When I descended to the din-
ner table I found him rather drunk, in com-
pany with Glover, whom we had encountered at
the door of a tavern in Houston street, in the
afternoon.     He looked sick and seedy, was
indeed paying the price of a dirty sensuality with
a waiter-prostitute at one of the concert-hells.
The fellow is an attach  of the Wilkes  Spirit; he
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and two
Description:Describes anti-England conversation in the ''New York Evening Post'' office.
Date:1861-12-17
Subject:Bonner, John; Civil War; Glover, Thad; Godwin, Park; Guernsey; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Maverick, Augustus; New York evening post.; Nichols; Nordhoff; Shepherd, N.G.; Sunday times.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Houston 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.