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to their own country, he of course
instancing Bellew, and parted.
Frank Leslie and John Angel
Wood I saw, at the office of
the former.  Leslie looks as greasy
as ever.      I blew him up about 
Schell s impecuniosity.  Squier is
only nominal editor to the paper
now, only the little whelp s name
appears at the head of the  leaders :
he has been in Washington for, I
don t know how long, begging, cring-
ing, fawning, intriguing for a place,
which he has, at last, succeeded in
getting.     He is to be arbiter of
some South American claims and
something besides that.   Meantime
Leslie performs the part of husband
to Mrs Squier, lives in a fine brown-
stone house in the Fifth Avenue, pays
or runs in debt for carriage, groom
and expensive dresses, rides, dines
and lies with the wife of the odious
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and sixty
Description:Describes meeting Frank Leslie and John Angel Wood.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Civil War; Frank Leslie's illustrated news.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, Frank; Schell, Frank H.; Publishers and publishing; Squier, E.G.; Squier, E.G., Mrs.; Wood, Frank; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Fifth Avenue
Scan Date:2011-01-03


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.