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the evening to witness the illuminations, of which
there were but few, and encountered Jack Edwards,
bound on the same errand.    (He had been on parade
in the morning, returning muddied up to the knees.)
Dived into a concert-saloon, saw a dance, heard
a song, departed and parted.          To the Planter s
Hotel, each window of which was illuminated (pro-
bably in consequence of the majority of its inmates being
Secesh in sympathy,) and on the fifth story, in a
room of limited dimensions, found the Robertsons
and Boweryem.       Tods and talk for an hour.
Returning to 132, found Edge asleep with his spec-
tacles on, on Cahill s sofa.   Didn t disturb him, and
he presently adjourned to the bed, which its legitimate
occupant left untenanted for the night.
  23.  Sunday.   Edge up, Cahill, and for some
short time Banks, who has a prospect of trying edi-
torship in Colorado Territory.    Providence takes care
of the old as well as the young ravens!        This par-
ticular bird seems loth to leave his New York cover.
He came up to suggest a notion for a story to me   it
was no use his doing it   he couldn t sell anything;
he should expect bundle of cigars if &c &c.      Left
alone; story scribbling till 6.         Out with Cahill,
parting at 745.               Mr and Mrs Edwards and
Ann at home, the rest of the family at Chapin s.
Talk.    Haney came as usual from Parton s.   I
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and forty-three
Description:Mentions Banks giving him a story idea.
Date:1862-02-22
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Edge, Frederick; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Parton, James; Planter's Hotel (New York, N.Y.); Robertson; Robertson, Mrs. (Brougham)
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.