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nestly.   So, after a brief conference
with Tommy, it was arranged
that I should dine with them on
Tuesday night.    When the little
party (given, I suspect, in my honor)
had broken up, Morris must needs
have Jack and I accompany him
up to his room to smoke a pipe
there.   Morris vows that paying
$5 or 6 per week for board is
 outrageous,  saying that it costs
him about $2.50, that he lights
his own fire, prepares his own
breakfast and supper, sweeps
out the room and does chores gene-
rally   as I did, once, on 290
Broadway.   We had a mild smoke
and talk, and at about 1, descend-
ed the dark staircase and turned
into the dank, drizzly night.    I
have felt low-spirited and somehow
disappointed and lonely, since
my return.        I want to be off
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and eighty
Description:Describes a visit to Morris' room with Jack Edwards.
Date:1863-04-02
Subject:Edwards, John; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):290 Broadway
Scan Date:2011-01-03

 

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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.