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              Mort Thomson s father.
who had come back to New York with the
captain.  Haney stayed till 10.  He visits
the Nasts occasionally.
   25.  Thursday.  Writing.  By 1   down
town by omnibus.  To the corner of West and
Cedar Streets.  Calling on the  owners  of
Faircloth.  Failed to find him or Bird-
sall.  To Tribune office with editorial.  Saw
England.  While I was talking with him
there came up a middle-aged, spare, grave-
looking man with rather a big stick, whom
I immediately suspected to be the father of
Mort Thomson, as he proved.  He came in
with a letter from his son Clifford, in the
U.S.A. from which it appeared that that
young hero had been appointed aide to Gen.
Pleasanton.  Saw Gay, who was very friend-
ly and who asked if I didn t want to
travel again   to go to the west for instance.
Left.  Met Capt. Jim Turner.  Did I
ever chronicle his licking O Brien for ridicu-
ling an actress who was Turner s mistress,
and who played at Burton s in Chamber
Street seven or eight years ago.  Turner
was in the police, then ; and O Brien had
got Raymond to let him do some sensation
criticism in the Times.)  Met Steve Branch.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and seventy-eight
Description:Regarding a meeting with Mort Thomson's father at the Tribune office and news that Clifford Thomson is an aide to General Pleasanton.
Date:1862-09-24
Subject:Birdsall; Branch, Steve; Civil War; Edwards, Sally (Nast); England; Faircloth, Captain; Gay, Sidney H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Journalism; Nast, Thomas; New York times.; New York tribune.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Pleasonton, Alfred; Raymond, Henry J.; Thomson; Thomson, Clif; Turner, Jim
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Cedar Street; Chamber Street; West Street
Scan Date:2010-09-10

 

Volume
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.