Letter from Charley.
1. Saturday. Wrote Tribune editorial. Down
town with it to the office, looked into Haney s
and returned. Edge and Boweryem in my
room in the evening, the latter jawing wearily.
2. Sunday. Scribbling till 4. Then to Leslie s.
Met House and Clapp by the way. A lovely Septem-
berish day. Stayed at 38th Street till near 11.
3. Monday. Down town in the afternoon. A
gusty, sunny day.
4. Tuesday. To Harper s. At Haney s
met Bellew; anon Banks. Uptown. Writing
letters. One arrived from Charley, dated 9
Willow Cottage, Canonbury. It answers my
inquiries about my Lecture project, estimating
the cost of such an exhibition at about as many
pounds as I have dollars, so I must e en say
Good Bye to the present hope of returning to En-
gland. As regards home affairs all things
are just as when you left, excepting our Father s
fast breaking up and I should think would not
live long: he s kinder, I think, than he had used
to be. (Poor father, God help him!) I am not
much there, being too happy in my own little
home, with my dear little wife and child, who is a
great favorite with all, being healthy and a most
merry little thing. God only knows how much love
it brings out of one s nature, dear Tom! one s
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page fifty-seven|
|Description:||Describes a letter received from his brother Charley.|
|Subject:||Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Boweryem, George; Edge, Frederick; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; House; Leslie, William; New York tribune.|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]; Canonbury, England|
|Coverage (Street):||38th Street|
|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.|