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from George Edwards describing the new pier
in process of construction at Hilton Head, under
his superintendence.       Gave it Maverick for pub-
lication.    (By the way, both the N. Y. Times and
the Post endorsed the Herald s swindling propo-
sition   not a New York newspaper condemned
it.)      Drizzle, sleet, mud and street excite-
ment.      Saw Brightly at Crook and Duff s.
At F. Leslie s: heard that Bellew was there,
but didn t see him.    Up town.   An afternoon s
loafing over the English newspapers.   Edge up,
rampant and deafening on the subject of the
success of the Federal side.     Dinner.    Edge
stayed till about 10; Watson and Boweryem
present part of the time.      An hour s quiet
scribbling when I was rid of them, with the
fire burning brightly and the sleet patterning
at the windows.           Mary Anne s boy may
have been in this fight, but I find no mention
of his regiment in the papers.  If so, God
grant that the lad s safe.
  18.  Tuesday.   Finished Budget rot.    To 
Bellew s with it by 5. P. M.     Found him
dozy by the fire, read it to him at his re-
quest when he pronounced it  first rate  and
incontinently fell fast asleep.      Returned, per
car to dinner.          With Cahill to Clinton Hall,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and thirty-three
Description:Mentions receiving a letter from George Edwards, Jr., which he gave to the ''Evening Post'' for publication.
Date:1862-02-17
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Boweryem, George; Brightly; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Edge, Frederick; Edwards, George, Jr.; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Maverick, Augustus; New York evening post.; New York herald.; New York times.; Publishers and publishing; Watson, Frederick
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Hilton Head, [South Carolina]
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.