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  21.  Friday.   Writing until the afternoon, then
to the Tribune Office.  Saw Gay.  A row between
England and House, touching the criticism of the latter
on a ridiculous piece of reporting printed in that
day s paper.        A call on Haney.         Got a letter
from my mother this morning; all much as usual
at home.    She has been to Clifton to visit her dy-
ing sister, staying three days.       We had not met
for eleven years and our parting was very sad
and solemn, for we both felt that we should see
each other s face no more in this world.   I trust
we shall meet in a place where there is no more
quarrelling and where all tears will be wiped
away.      George Bolton and John Conworth
have been in London, visiting our house.
  22.  Saturday.   In doors, writing.           Shep-
herd opines that the five-act comedy upon which
Watson has been engaged for the past three months
has been rejected by old Wallack, as a large roll
of M. S. was brought to the author by a man ser-
vant, this morning.   But on Watson borrowing
his (Shepherd s) shoes and Edge s overcoat in
which to visit the manager, my informant augurs
more hopefully!  It appears subsequently that the
play is to be altered, that Lester Wallack s part 
may have a due prominence over that of Mrs Hoey.
  23.  Sunday.   In doors till the evening.      Morris
came in the afternoon.  He has hired a room at
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page sixty-eight
Description:Describes a letter received from his mother and news regarding the play Fred Watson has written.
Subject:Bolton, George; Conworth, John; Edge, Frederick; England; Gay, Sidney H.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hoey, Mrs.; House; Journalism; Mitchell, Mrs.; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); New York tribune.; Shepherd, N.G.; Theater; Wallack, James William; Wallack, Lester; Watson, Frederick
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; London, [England]
Scan Date:2010-10-18


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.