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                  Leslie s: and Hayes.
him.  Nevertheless we got on capitally.  He used
to frighten Hamilton by pretending to have sent
off drawings of great interest, and rather
despised him.   Hamilton would be ravenous-
ly eager to see Schell s sketches, would
praise them and wouldn t have minded hook-
ing ideas from them, as he didn t scruple
to do editorially.    Some of his own drawings
were preposterous, none artistic, yet they
were generally inserted in Harper s, causing
shouts of laughter when returned to us.    I
found the draughtsman was sensitive and
hardly relished such chaff and horseplay
as he occasionally experienced   Schell would
practise upon his apprehensions or vanities 
with a gravity that was inexpressively waggish.
  Hayes, the youngest of our party, was a char-
acter.   A tallish solidly-built lad with a
turn-up nose, rather staring blue eyes
and a good-natured ingenuous wondering,
inquisitive expression of countenance, he
appeared so very juvenile that, with the
exception of A. G. Hills, his rival, we all liked
and laughed at him.             Between the two, as
between their newspapers, there existed a
most comical rivalry, the elder dreading and
distrusting and using every means to get
ahead of his junior, with a pertinacity at
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page eighty-eight
Description:Describes journalist Hayes.
Date:1862-12-04
Subject:Artists; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.G.; Schell, Frank H.
Scan Date:2010-11-16

 

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.