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	           The thrifty  World. 
cipally about her boy.    Down-town,
to F. Leslie s.  W. Waud there.   He is not on
the staff of artists now, but draws as an outsider.
To the  Herald  office, saw Hudson; no go as to
Canada project.       Up into the  World  office, saw
Croly.      Stedman has got some office in Washington;
he is not a regular correspondent of the paper. 
Cobb is supposed to be at the capital also.   The  World 
does not flourish exceedingly; it has cut down expen-
ses to the minimum; what employees there are, have,
in Croly s phrase,  to work like the devil.          Up
town, writing all the afternoon.           In the eve-
ning to West Houston Street, intending to call on
Scoville.   Rang the bell several times   dog barked  
nobody at home apparently.     Return to 132; Bower-
yem up for an hour or two   talk of the Robertsons,
from whom he had brought a present of a  Finnan
haddie. 
  9.  Thursday.   Writing in doors, a dreary
thaw without.    In the evening to 745.  Pater-
familias, Matty, Eliza and Selwyn, anon Haney;
later in the evening Mrs. Edwards, and Jack.    A
pleasant evening; stories and chat.              To-day
Cahill brings home little Watson to lunch and
subsequently inducts him into the house as a boarder,
guaranteeing his payment for one week.      He does
this out of pity for the little rogue s condition,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and sixty-three
Description:Mentions the financial state of the ''World.''
Date:1862-01-08
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Cobb, Myron H.; Croly; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; New York herald.; New York world.; Robertson; Robertson, Mrs. (Brougham); Scoville, Joe; Selwyn; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Watson, Frederick; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):West 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.