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drawings were excellent.     There
was a little awkward consciousness of the novelty
of our relative positions at first, hence
I presently spoke, saying (as I
felt) that I was heartily glad to be
there, as I desired to leave none but
friendly recollections behind me on my
coming departure for England  
that we had possibly misjudged each
other abominably hitherto, and so on.
Nast responded in friendly sort and
we shook hands.   He had got his
original conceptions of me from Sol
Eytinge, and I could easily imagine
how just they were.   Subsequent to
Nasts marriage and refusal to allow
Sally to associate with Allie (or Mag-
gie as Nast called her) Sol led
him a dog s life at the Illustrated
News Office, and Alf Waud helped
Sol to do it.       Now, in Sol s esti-
mation, Nast is  worse than I
was,  deposes Sally.       Nast, I
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and ninety-four
Description:Describes a visit to Sally and Thomas Nast, in which Gunn and Nast discuss their initial misconceptions about each other.
Date:1863-04-07
Subject:Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Nast, Thomas; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.