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       Thomson: Stedman, Osborne and others.
like.     They let him down generously and easily,
though, first suggesting that he might make
more money than his salary (only $14 a week,
say the Edwardses, on report of Nast or Haney)
by lecturing &c.     He didn t see that so they
delicately   discharged him.    Now, as he does
nothing for the Mercury or the theatres, he must
be running the showy establishment in
17th street, so felicitously described by little Ma-
guire, on his salary as editor of the Illustrated
News, and Grace s money.            Apropos of
another humbug whom I once had some faith in,
Boweryem and Stedman t other day, came on
from Washington, on a visit.       He was got up
tremendously, with his hair and whiskers curled.
  4.  Saturday.   Writing.   To Tribune office in
the afternoon.  Saw Gay: my second editorial in
type.       To Haney s; saw him.    Met Osborne
of the Herald, comparatively recently from Port
Royal and bound thither in a few days.    With
him up Chatham Street, to a photographic gallery
where we went to get portraits of himself.   Return
up the Bowery.      Scribbling during the close, oppres-
sive, musquitory evening.    By 10, when Boweryem
was abed, came Jack Edwards and a Mr Brown
one of his Harper s Ferry comrades and, as it
proved, known to me as an acquaintance of Hart s,
when he was last in this city.          They stayed,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page seven
Description:Regarding Mort Thomson being let go by the ''New York Tribune.''
Date:1862-10-03
Subject:Boweryem, George; Brown (acquaintance); Civil War; Edwards, John; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Gay, Sidney H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hart; Journalism; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Nast, Thomas; New York illustrated news.; New York tribune.; Osborne; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):17th Street; Chatham Street
Scan Date:2010-10-18

 

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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.