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	     Good bye to New York.
 We shall give you $20 a week and expenses.   I
got $50 in hand at the publishing office below, af-
ter shaking hands with the editor and then jumped
into a stage and rode up town, after looking in
at Haney s and saying good bye to him.   I thought
over what articles were indispensable in my ride,
did twenty minutes hasty packing, said good bye
to Mrs Boley, Jewitt and Lloyd (at cards in the
parlor) met Bradshaw in the street, and at the
corner of Broadway and Bleecker, paused with
my trunk, waiting the passage of a Jersey Ferry
omnibus.   The afternoon was a fine, sunny one,
and the street crowded with gaily dressed prome-
naders, who assumed an unwanted aspect of
interest in my eyes, in consideration of what sce-
nes I might look on before I beheld this fami-
liar one again.  Among the rest Grace and Nelly
swept by.     To the Ferry; got ticket; checked trunk
to Washington and found I had the best part
of an hour to dispose of before the departure of the
train.      So I went back to Nassau street amid
the long shadows and the crowds of people, setting
uptownwards.     Looked into Robertson s office and
said good-bye to him; again into Haney s, but
he had departed.      And going to take a hasty
and lonely snack at Crook and Duff s, to serve as
supper, I met Damoreau, released from his
daily toil at Harper s.    So he went and drank
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page twenty-four
Description:Describes his preparations to leave New York for Washington.
Date:1862-03-08
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Bradshaw; Civil War; Crook and Duff's (New York, N.Y.); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dana, Charles A.; Eldredge, Ellen; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewett; Journalism; Lloyd (boarder); New York tribune.; Robertson; Travel
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street; Broadway; Nassau Street
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" in Virginia while traveling with the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular Campaign; the Siege of Yorktown; the Battle of Williamsburg; his departure from Alexandria on the steamer Kent; the ruins of Hampton, Virginia, after it was burnt by John B. Magruder; touring the gunboat Monitor; the death of Fitz James O'Brien from a gunshot wound; Jim Parton's temporary separation from Fanny Fern; and seeing Robert E. Lee's house in Virginia.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marches (U.S. Army); Marriage; Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; Military camp life; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Prisoners of war (Confederate); Siege of Yorktown (Va.); Slavery; Slaves; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Washington, District of Columbia; Alexandria, Virginia; Hampton, Virginia; Yorktown, Virginia; Williamsburg, Virginia
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.