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sources I learn that he actually
made up to Nelly, after her sister s
death   but the young woman pro
fesses detestation of him.    He is
now  studying  to become an army
surgeon!         All of Grace s money he
squandered secretly, except a poor sum
of some $5000, which he wouldn t have
settled on her child.       He lied, grossly,
to account for his apparent command
of means, saying that his salary had
been raised, and what not.    The fellow
is utterly, irreclaimably base and sel-
fish.                Fanny has gushed in
the Ledger, of course, about Grace s
death, and about the baby   the dear
old ghoule and cannibal that she
is.    Parton (whom Dixon characteri-
zed, physically, as a  poor shoat ) lives
with the old cat in as much harmony
as ever.     It is she who won t let him
go to New Orleans.       She can t spare
him.        They behaved with
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and eighty-eight
Description:Regarding a conversation with Dr. Dixon about the death of Grace Thomson.
Subject:Civil War; Dixon, E.H.; Eldredge, Ellen; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Parton, James; Thomson, Ethel; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.