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Whitney, also the captain, Henry
Harris, a very English-looking man
whom I am disposed to think favo-
rably of.     Talk, I being desirous
of getting a reduction in the fare,
giving as an equivalent a good notice
in the Tribune, in a sea-letter.
To the Trib. office and hither and
thither until past 4, then by 6th
Avenue rail-car to keep my en-
gagement with the Nasts.   Alighting
at 44th street, I walked the length 
of several immature blocks, half-
country, half-town, with a good deal
of the osteological-rock anatomy of
Manhattan Island sticking out, and
presently arrived at number 282,
in a decent row of houses.   Tommy
opened the door and showed me into 
two nearly-furnished parlors, profusely
ornamented with pictures, in oil, water
color, sketch and engraving   many
of them his own work.    Very soon
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and ninety-two
Description:Describes a visit to Sally and Thomas Nast.
Subject:Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harris, Henry; Journalism; Nast, Thomas; New York tribune.; Whitney (ship-agent)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):282 44th Street
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.