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having taken himself off and Boweryem having gone
to bed, Edge and I turned out for aw oyster-
stew.   (He had brought up for my future use,
sundry envelopes, directed in bigger than  stud-
horse  type to the London Star.           Returning
alone and looking into Cahill s room, I found
him, Watson, Jewitt and Gufferoe.     Stayed
an hour hearing Cahill and Watson sing songs.
  And thus passed my thirty-sixth birth-day.
Hannah will be mindful of the anniversary.

[newspaper clipping and engraving]
  The Hon. Mrs. Squier looked most charming in a pink
silk, exquisitely trimmed with swansdown, which well ac-
corded with her soft and spirituelle beauty.  A wreath of
ivy, with its long and graceful tendrils, mingled most be-
witchingly with her blonde and waving hair.  Her ornaments
were opals and diamonds.

[Gunn s diary continued]
I extract the paragraph and por-
trait from last week s Frank Les-
lie s Illustrated Newspaper.   The
first occurs in an article on Mrs
Lincoln s recent ball, written by Squier him-
self in a vein of the most odious fulsome toady-
ism.    The fellow has been on to the Capitol with
his wife, to use his position as editor in order to
get some place under government.   I think I
have before chronicled what Leslie s employe s
say of his engagement on the paper; that the
precious pair of Squiers achieved it by a sort
of  panel-game  arrangement, in which the wo-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and twenty-nine
Description:Regarding Squier's editor position at ''Frank Leslie's Illustrated News.''
Date:1862-02-15
Subject:Balls (Parties); Bennett, Hannah; Birthdays; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Clothing and dress; Edge, Frederick; Food; Frank Leslie's illustrated news.; Gufferoe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewett; Leslie, Frank; Lincoln, Mary Todd; Publishers and publishing; Squier, E.G.; Squier, E.G., Mrs.; Watson, Frederick
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.