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	    John Watson denunciatory.
Dana.   Asked him to give me something to do and
had a friendly chat; he promised, with apparent
sincerity, to send me off as correspondent when an
opportunity occurred.             With Bellew to Har
pers; found the tall Watson sitting in the immense
store room waiting for somebody.   He was vultu-
rously ill-conditioned, apparently hard-up and un-
der a cloud.         He said he had given up soldiering
  that he couldn t get accepted   it had cost him
some thousands of dollars (of course a lie) and left
him flat on his back.        He came thither to try and
raise a little money   had seen Fletcher Harper  
who had refused to advance him any money   well!
he couldn t blame him, as he, Watson, was already
in their debt.         They had articles of his, Watson s,
writing which Guernsey wouldn t use.   He didn t 
speak to Guernsey, who was a sneak, a cur, a snob,
a hypocrite, no gentleman.       He, Watson, hadn t
gone round and kissed the backsides of everybody
about the establishment, and that had done him
injury.   With much more skimble-skamble stuff
of equal weight.           Back to Crook and Duff s
with Bellew.         Bill Waud there, confessedly
rather  letting go  than  just holding on    nothing
to do, I judge.     Glover, Brightly, White, Banks,
Beckett Bellew and others present in little groups.
Presently F. B. went to see his brother off by the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and eighty-seven
Description:Describes a conversation with John Watson.
Date:1862-01-24
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Brightly; Crook and Duff�s (New York, N.Y.); Dana, Charles A.; Glover, Thad; Guernsey; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Harper, Fletcher; Journalism; New York tribune.; Watson, John; Waud, William; White (artist)
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.