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	   Projects of more Travelling.
Britain will bear with fortitude   and of Fanny
whom Mat very honestly pronounced  a beast. 
Continued walk; returned; writing, during the
afternoon, and to Leslie s afterwards, supping
there and staying till 10  .
  6.  Monday.   Writing in doors all the snowy
day.  The first heavy storm of the season.  Lonely
and matagrabolized. 
  7.  Tuesday.   Down-town to E. P. office.   Saw
Salter, Godwin and Henderson, talk with the lat-
ter about correspondence projects, first from
Dixie, then Canada.      No go, after some weary wait-
ing.      Met Bellew, with him to Haney s, to Crook
and Duff s, to the  Herald  Office and to that of
John Bonner, in Exchange Place, near Wall Street,
the last two calls were made in pursuance of a
project of mine, to make a rapid corresponding
tour through Canada; Bonner the  money
editor  of the Herald promised to see Hudson about
it.          Loafing with Bellew during the rest of the
afternoon.          Talking with Brightly, J. Wood,
Glover and others at Crook and Duff s; Bellew
condemning everything English, praising everything
American.           It was very dreary.     Up town, over-
taking Mullen and walking with him.             Indoors
all the evening.
  8.  Wednesday.   A letter from Mary Anne, prin-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and sixty-two
Description:Mentions proposing to the ''New York Herald'' to become a Canadian correspondent for the newspaper.
Date:1862-01-05
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bonner, John; Brightly; Edwards, Martha; Fern, Fanny; Glover, Thad; Godwin, Park; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Henderson; Hudson, Frederic; Leslie, William; Mullen, Edward F.; New York evening post.; Salter, Dr. (Jasper)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Wall 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.