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                     Halpin and his
ned the ticket with seven others, all of
which Webb had to redeem, in order to obtain
his coat.  Furthermore Halpin owing Wel-
den $5 wanted to pay him by  an order  for
Twenty, at the same time borrowing $15 of
him to make up the debt.  Finally he stole
a small trunk from the Howard House, and
got consigned to the Tombs in consequence. 
       Thus Waud.  How long he remained in
prison I don t know, but something of a
cloud rested on him henceforth though he pre-
sently got back into the not very scrupulous
world of New York journalism.  He was, I
think co-editor of the Leader, a democratic
weekly, with John Clancyx, the Irish politician.
   He knew the Empire city very well, especia-
ly the office holders, office-seekers, party-bul-
lies and shoulder mitters appertaining to the
 unterrified.   He had, previously, written a
poem-volume, entitled  Lyrics by the Letter
H.  from which Jim Parton and I had ex-
tracted one or two pieces in our  Humorous
Poetry.   Fanny Fern possessed a manuscript
poem by Halpin, which we should have inser-
ted but for its being too personal   and amo-
rous.  (It had been addressed to Fanny, her-
self.)  Halpin knew  Ada Clare  too, and
                x Died July 1, 1864.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page fifty-four
Description:Regarding a continuation of Halpin's offenses, both legal and literary.
Subject:Clancy, John; Clare, Ada; Clothing and dress; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halpine, Charles G.; Journalism; Leader.; Parton, James; Poetry; Waud, Alfred; Webb (music store)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.