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fear, hasn t had the fairest or
most generous usage all round.
Much of his apparent conceit is
really the mask of his shyness and
consciousness of his educational de-
ficiencies.     This and his predispo-
sition againt Haney and myself
by Eytinge, will account for the
behavior we disliked in him.  The
young fellow knew himself to be igno-
rant of many things, but knew
also that he had ability with his
pencil and resented,
often Awkwardly enough, our unjust
treatment.        He came of poor parents
and has known privation.    He has
had to go to bed hungry because
his mother had no food to give him, 
said Sally earnestly.         At Leslie s
he got $5 a week and was mor-
tally apprehensive of losing his place.
Sol he looked up to, immense-
ly.    He tells how much work on
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and ninety-five
Description:Describes a visit to Sally and Thomas Nast, in which Gunn and Nast discuss their initial misconceptions about each other.
Subject:Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Mrs.; Nast, Thomas
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.