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       Josey.      Scribbling and Miscellaneous.
which hardly need exaggeration.)       Shepherd
tells me that Josey, the worthy sister of Mrs Sol.
Eytinge is now the mistress of Aldrich the poet (and
clerk to Carleton, publisher.)    Sol quarreled with
him because he wouldn t emulate his example and
marry her!
  26.  Wednesday.   To Putnam s in the after-
noon, leaving M. S. for Gilmore.  Then to Tribune
office.    Saw Gay, got a job.    A row in the office
between England and an Irishman, who came to
him with an assertion that Mason Jones was an
investment of Barnum s and that the great show-
man had organized the assumed pro-slavery
row there, some days ago.    This England pro-
nounced a  pro-slavery lie.      During the clamor
Jones came in, and took his part in it.        To
Haney s; found him just starting for the river
side, intending a Thanksgiving Day visit to the
Weddles at Po keepsie, in company with Jack Ed-
wards and the girls.         Saw him to the steamer
and met the rest of the party, tripping through
the muddy streets subsequently;    Mat looking
pretty and rosy.       To room and did Tribune
editorial, which Boweryem very goodnaturedly took
down in the evening, as I had a maddening head-
ache which lasted till midnight.   Morris up, and
after his departure, Billington and Edge.          Got 
a letter from Winchester this morning, dated
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page seventy
Description:Describes a disagreement in the ''New York Tribune'' office between England and an Irishman.
Subject:Aldrich, Thomas Bailey; Billington; Boweryem, George; Carleton; Civil War; Edge, Frederick; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; England; Eytinge, Solomon; Gay, Sidney H.; Gilmore; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jones, Mason; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); New York tribune.; Shepherd, N.G.; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Vernon, Josey; Weddle; Weddle, Mrs.; Winchester, S.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.