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	  Wendell Phillips  Lecture.
us.     To three of the concert-hells, returning
by 10  .      Shepherd tried hard to get some
of his money from me, on our return, to go
to a brothel kept by  Belle  (Cahill s corres-
pondent) but failing, went to bed.
  I m getting horribly nauseated of this dreary
drunkenness and profligacy on the part both of
him and Cahill and must see about finding
a decenter abode than this is, at present.   Only
my overplus of books and baggage has prevented
this for some time.
  19.  Thursday.   Writing Concert-Saloon
article for the Post.  Shepherd intermittently pre-
sent       In the evening with him and Boweryem
to hear Wendell Phillips  lecture on the war, at the 
Cooper Institute.   My ticket admitting me to the
platform, we parted.      The building crowded, bet-
ween four and five hundred policemen present, in
anticipation of the possibility of a row; not all
of them visible.    Saw Wilbur and other news-
paper men I knew.       A fine lecture, vehemently
applauded at times, though not for
its best utterances.      No small triumph for this
man who has denounced slavery for a quarter
of a century, to find himself popular and to see
the North mounting, step by step, as yet un-
willingly, but inevitably, to his platform.  He
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and four
Description:Describes attending a lecture of Wendell Phillips.
Date:1861-12-18
Subject:Abolition; Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Brothels; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Clemo, Isabella; Cooper Institute (New York, N.Y.); Drunkenness; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lectures and lecturing; Phillips, Wendell; Shepherd, N.G.; Slavery; Wilbour
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.