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	      Mullen.     Fletcher Harper.
arily.     To the  Evening Post  Office, saw Maverick
up stairs.      To F. Leslie s, met F. Bellew there; 
together to Crook and Duff s, where we found Mul-
len, on a stool at the counter, taking a solitary
oyster stew.   He joined us, talked a curious blend-
ing of b hoy-filibuster and artist, called Bellew
 Frank,  and assumed an amusing familiarity.
Bellew gave him a sketch and notion to carry
out for  Vanity Fair.     Mullen was a lieutenant
(!) in the regiment to which O Brien belonged;
has loafed in uniform all the summer, has now
thrown off both it and his volunteering.   He
is  no abolitionist,  he says.   We walked up Broad-
way together.       Writing all the evening.
  27.  Friday.   Writing to Hannah.
  28.  Saturday.   Down town to Harper s; read
proof of and got $29 for story.     Mc. Lenan coming
in saluted me.       Leaving, walked up to Nassau
Street in company with Fletcher Harper, who talk-
ed about the Trent affair and wanted to know
whether England would go to war  with us  if Mason
and Slidell were given up.                Looked in at the
 Sunday Times  Office; met Morris, who was going
to the  Illustrated News  Office, to at once remonstrate
with the editor about his reprinting some bosh in
the  Knickerbocker,  fraudulently published un-
der the prefix of  K. N. Pepper,  and to offer a
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and eighteen
Description:Describes having a drink with Edward Mullen and Frank Bellew at Crook and Duff's.
Date:1861-12-26
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bennett, Hannah; Civil War; Crook and Duff�s (New York, N.Y.); Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Harper, Fletcher; Knickerbocker.; Mason, J.M.; Maverick, Augustus; McLenan, John; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Mullen, Edward F.; New York illustrated news.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Publishers and publishing; Slidell, John; Vanity fair.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; 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.