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A. F. came rushing after me, 
palpably for a drink, which I stood.
He looks dreadfully raffish and
battered with a ragged coat and his hat cocked knowingly over one eye, lives anyhow   that is
by sponging   and I don t know
that he knows each morning where
he ll lie down at night.            Frank
Wood, I met, while descending
Beckman Street with the intention 
of calling on the Ill News Office
to see Bill Waud.          He looks
tamer than during his unmarried
state, as if matrimony had brought
with it its cares and responsibilities.
He is night-editor on the Journal
of Commerce, a beastly old  conserva-
tive  pro-slavery paper and, I
suppose at home there.   In talking
with him I purposely assumed that
he was writing for the Caucasian, 
which he did not deny.      We had
a bit of  a spar about Englishmen s 
inevitable disappointment on returning
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and fifty-nine
Description:Describes meeting Frank Wood at the Illustrated News office.
Date:1863-03-28
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Waud, William; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beckman Street
Scan Date:2011-01-03

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two
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, as well as his preparations in New York for going back to England.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.