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to bed.     Talked for five minutes, then he ret-
ired, leaving me by the fire with a bottle of
hollands and some biscuits.  Read the Post and
Herald   the latter as affording the guage of the
lowest standard of newspaper morals conceivable  
then to my sofa-bed, on the chair adjacent to which
there still remained the coffee-cup which had been
brought to me in the morning.
  8.  Saturday.   Bath; out of doors for news-
papers, read  em, waited till 10  ; Bellew did-
n t appear so rushed off sans breakfast, got in
9th Avenue car and so down-town, hungry enough.
To Harpers, saw proof of story, got $23 for
it.     While there, G. Curtis was present at ano-
ther table; appearing, in manner and speech, one
hump of snobbish affectation.  Newman there, too.
To Crook and Duff s for an oyster stew and
a glass of ale, found Strong on the stool adja-
cent stool, having a characteristic Yankee lunch, con-
sisting of a piece of sophisticated pie and a cup
of coffee.  The little man was chatty, and I walk-
ed back with him to his store, where I beheld
Tommy Nast, who figures extensively in this
week s  Notions.   (? Isn t this a sign of decadence
in payment on the part of the Ill. News   I have
heard of a cutting down of salaries there.   Look-
ed into Haney s, into Frank Leslie s, then up-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and twenty-one
Description:Mentions meeting T.W. Strong at Crook and Duff's.
Date:1862-02-07
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Crook and Duff's (New York, N.Y.); Curtis, George William; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Journalism; Nast, Thomas; Newman; New York herald.; New York illustrated news.; Publishers and publishing; Strong, Thomas; Yankee notions, or, Whittlings of Jonathan´┐Żs jack-knife.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):9th Avenue
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.