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with my companion and dropped in at 745.
Mr and Mrs E., Ann, Jack, Matty and Ha-
ney.    Stayed half an hour or so; Haney walk-
ing homewards with me, and, at my suggestion,
to the Optimus for ale.
  13.  Thursday.   Writing.   Down-town in the
afternoon; called at F. Leslie s and the Sun-
day Times offices.     Edge came up in the even-
ing; in my room with Boweryem and, part
of the time, Watson.    With Edge to  the Store 
for ale subsequently.      More talk about my
becoming New York correspondent for the London
 Star.         Something may come of it.
  14.  Friday.   Down town.    To Harper s.   Story
being set up.  To the Enlisting place of Ser-
rell s regiment, twice, to see Major Butt,
about getting a chance to go to Port Royal, but
he wasn t in.     Saw Mrs Serrell.        Hither and
thither.     At Crook and Duff s found Bellew,
Brightly and Bogart, the engraver, whom I have
not met for some years.         Glover there.  W.
Waud came in.         With Bellew to Haney s of-
fice and after some dawdling, left him there.
Up town, walking with Wild the cand maker
(who is as big an ass as any I know in New
York.)    Streets in their normal winter condition
of filth and misery.      Loafing during the after-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and twenty-seven
Description:Mentions speaking with Frederick Edge about becoming the New York correspondent for the ''London Star.''
Date:1862-02-12
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bogart; Boweryem, George; Brightly; Butt, Major; Civil War; Crook and Duff's (New York, N.Y.); Edge, Frederick; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Glover, Thad; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Journalism; London star.; Military; Serrell, Edward W.; Serrell, Edward W., Mrs.; Watson, Frederick; Waud, William; Wild; Winter
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.