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           Parton : Hart : the Tribune Etc.
had a good deal to tell me about all that had
transpired since my departure, when we left
745: how Fanny had, through Mort Thomson,
inserted a paragraph in one of the weekly pa-
pers about the separation from Jim, attributing
it to brutality on his part and that of his relations
-- an allusion to Bill Roger s putting her down
stairs at Rochester !
   7.  Saturday.  Down town in the afternoon.
got a $240 check from the Tribune.  Banks
followed me up into the office looking particular-
ly raffish and seedy, wanting me to get him
a position as correspondent in the paper, vouching
for his ability and character.  At Haney s,
found Bellew, who now lives at Fordham.
Out together, for lager and talk.  Up-town.
A visit from Mr Hart and Kelly, the latter
having arrived in New York some few days
back.  To Nibl0 s with them, where we saw
the Enchantress; I feeling very sick and
tired the whilst, as I did all this week,
my diarrheah continuing intermittently.
    8.  Sunday.  A wet, cool day.  A visit from
Hart.  To 745 to dinner, Haney and Katy
Nichols being guests also.  In the afternoon
most members of the family went off to the
Central Park, I going up the 6th avenue
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page forty-nine
Description:Regarding a notice of Fanny and Jim's separation, payment from the Tribune, and a visit from Hart.
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hart; Kelly; New York tribune.; Nichols, Kate; Parton, James; Rogers, William; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):6th Avenue
Scan Date:2010-09-10


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, especially Hilton Head, Port Royal, St. Augustine, Key West, and the end of his experiences with the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular Campaign when he had to leave camp due to illness.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Diseases; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marches (U.S. Army); Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; Military camp life; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Port Royal, South Carolina; Hilton Head, South Carolina; Key West, Florida; St. Augustine, Florida; Virginia
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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.