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working on it ten hours a day for months),
and have just returned from six weks of
Goethe studies and researches in Weimar.  I
am very weary; indeed, completely fagged
out, and to read what you say of my success
sounds almost like irony.
  In 1878 he was appointed minister to Ger-
many.  He sailed April 11, in excellent
health; on the 20th of December he lay in
his coffin at his residence in Berlin.
  The two volumes before us are made up
largely from the poet s own letters, and
from them one can best gather a real knowl-
edge of the man and his life.  They show
his ambitions, his trials, his failures and his
triumphs, and no one can arise from their
perusal without feeling that his personal
character was as pure and elevated as the spirit
of his poetry.  We have made no reference
to the many works from his pen, all of which
merit a permanent place in American lit-
erature.  It will be interesting to read his
novels and poems in connection with these
memorial volumes, which will shed a strong
side light upon them, and give a key to much
which without this special knowledge of his
life will go unnoticed or misunderstood.
  {Life and Letters of Bayard Taylor.  Edited by
Marie Hansen Taylor and Horace E. Scudder.
With Portrait.  2 vols.  Boston: Houghton, Mif-
flin & Co.  1884.}
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page two hundred and eighty
Description:Newspaper clipping regarding the life of Bayard Taylor.
Subject:Books and reading; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hansen-Taylor, Marie; Poetry; Scudder, Horace E.; Taylor, Bayard
Scan Date:2010-06-17


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.