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Sol s drawings he did, as he pro-
gressed.        Sitting at the feet of
such an artistic Gamaliel, it is
no wonder that he contracted that of-
fensive decendentalism about everything
that, seven years ago, was so horribly
rife in the basement of the building
in which I write.      The infernal
things that Haney, Sol, and Bill
Waud used to say to one another then
  and how miserable we all were!
Well, Tommy, growing up in this
atmosphere, is brought to 745, when
incontinently he falls head over ears
in love with Sally.     Then, I think,
almost everybody disapproved of him.
I was Haney s partisan; Ann cack-
led against Nast and the girls
quizzed and snubbed him.     I
don t suppose that anything he could
do or say then, appeared to great
advantage in our eyes.      When
he came back from Europe he
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and ninety-six
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, Ann; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; Waud, William
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.