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                Scoville and his household.
to the N.Y. Times advocating the colonization
of negroes, in type, and was mournful about
it s being kept out of press of matter, so that
he couldn t get the money for it.         Wrote
to Heichhold.
  12.  Sunday.   Writing.   A chilly, dank day.
In the afternoon to 21st street, to call on Frank
Hillard.    He had moved.    So I went to Joe
Scoville s, six streets further, finding him in po-
session of a handsome house which, he says, is his
own.       He has grown fat and almost respectable,
presenting a great contrast to the uncleanly, brassy-
voiced, haggard Joe Scoville of the Pick and
Picayune times.    He showed quite hospitably
and talked extensively of his letters to the London
Herald and Standard.         This  Manhattan  cor-
respondence is an extraordinary one, thoroughly
Scovillian, that is to say sensational, reckless,
extravagant and abusive of all parties   I don t
wonder it finds readers.      If any man could
have been singled out, especially, for the purpose 
of rendering the Disunited States odious and ri-
diculous in the eyes of England, I don t think
a more admirable one, by nature and instincts,
than Joe Scoville.      Withal the man appears not
unamiable in his home relations.    I like that
tall, womanly, handsome wife of his.   She is tho-
roughly unreasonable, a South Carolinian by
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page twenty-seven
Description:Describes a visit to Joe Scoville.
Date:1862-10-11
Subject:Edge, Frederick; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heichhold, A.P.; Hillard, Frank; Journalism; London herald and standard.; New York picayune.; New York times.; Schaub, Carolina Uniana (Scoville); Scoville, Joe; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):21st Street
Scan Date:2010-10-18

 

Volume
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.