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             Doesticks  a blackguard.
up-town.  Hall called in the evening and
Billington.  Drinks and talk.  Writing till
12, after their departure.  Wrote a note to
Sam.  Wilkeson, now recuperating from his
Virginian sufferings on his farm at New
Canaan, Columbia Co. N.Y.  Got a letter
from Rice this morning, dated Cincinatti, and
inviting me to go thither, also one from Post-
master Sears, written in N.Y. Harbor, off
Barnegat, enclosing the letters from Jack
Edwards and Haney which are condensed
on pages 150 and 151.  Apropos of the
Thomson family, I have learnt from Haney
that the father is a drunkard as well as the
son.  It was this vice that caused his aliena-
tion from his family and his absence in Cali-
fornia.  Fanny is disappointed at the result
of Grace s marriage and hopes that her
remaining daughter will  at least marry a
a decent man.   Mort proposed turning his
mother into the streets, and would have done
it long ago, but or Parton s interference and
intercession.  Everyway  Doesticks  develops
as a selfish humbug, a spendthrift, a black-
guard and a profligate.  he tried to bully
papa Edwards in behalf of  Fanny , actually
calling at 745 for that purpose and talk-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and seventy-nine
Description:Regarding the receipt of letters from postmaster Sears and the behavior of ''Doesticks''.
Date:1862-09-25
Subject:Billington; Civil War; Edwards, John; Edwards, George; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Haney, Jesse; Parton, James; Rice, J.M.; Sears; Thomson; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Thomson, Sophy; Wilkeson, Samuel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Canaan, Columbia County, New York
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.