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	      Howland returns to Paris.
indulgence in liquor.    He went some little dis-
tance in New Jersey, a few days ago, looking out
for a farm with intentions of purchasing.           He
has tried Haney and the Harpers about getting mo-
ney on a checque-book, the sum credited to his ac-
count being  50.         He expects more from England
but only a hundred or two.           This is the fortune
obtained with his little French wife.          They have
a child of which this great, rough Australian-
Irishman, Patrick Beckett Bellew seems very fond.
  14.  Tuesday.   In doors writing, drearily.  With
Boweryem to hear Lloyd Garrison on the  Aboli-
tionists and the War,  at the Cooper Institute.
Haney and Jack Edwards there; joined them.
To 745, with Jack and Haney afterwards.   Mr.
and Mrs. Edwards, the girls and Ann there.
  Howland went off to Europe again on the day 
intended, as I learnt from Mullen, who made his
acquaintance at Pfaff s.   Among the things men-
tioned by Howland to me, during his call in com-
pany with Yewell, was that Stone had gone into the
army.   Howland saw him in the uniform of an officer,
in Boston.     (He was a spy under Gen. Butler afterwards.)
  15.  Wednesday.   In-doors all the sleety, drizzly,
sunless filthy day, worrying over last pages of story,
which I finished.      It s rot, but I want to have
done with it.    I confidently expect it s rejection by
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and sixty-nine
Description:Mentions the departure of Howland for Paris.
Date:1862-01-13
Subject:Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Bellew, Patrick Beckett, Mrs.; Boweryem, George; Butler, Benjamin F.; Civil War; Cooper Institute (New York, N.Y.); Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Garrison, Lloyd; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Howland, Frank; Lectures and lecturing; Mullen, Edward F.; Pfaff�s (New York, N.Y.); Writing; Yewell, George
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.