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[newspaper clipping]
time ago, it may be recollected, one N.W. Russell
entered a complaint at the Mayor s office against
Capt. Willis Patten, one of the Harbor-Masters of this
port, in which it was charged that he had taken, in
certain cases, illegal fees.  Gov. King, upon investi-
gating the charge, has dismissed the complaint and
fully exonerated Capt. Patten in the premises.  We
make this statement in justice to a worthy and deserv-
ing man and faithful officer, who has been unjustly
assailed in this matter.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page forty-three
Description:Newspaper clipping stating that the charge against Harbor-Master Willis Patten was dropped.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; King, John Alsop; Patten, Willis; Russell, N.W.
Scan Date:2011-01-31


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten
Description:Includes descriptions of an explosion of a boat on the North River, New York literary Bohemians, boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the death of writer Mort Thomson's young wife Anna, working on the publication ''Constellation,'' visits to the Edwards family, a falling out with Fanny Fern over an article he wrote criticizing ''The New York Ledger,'' a rumor that Fitz James O'Brien is the heir to an Irish baronetcy, and a change of landladies at his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
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.