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               Nichols the Picture Seller.
entering the room unexpectedly, caught him
kissing her!

  1.  Tuesday.   Down town by 9   with article
to the  Evening Post  office.  Saw Maverick and
Nordhoff.       To Weston s, the  Courier  and  Times 
office; met Oscanyan at the latter, who told me
he had been writing editorials on the East, for the
 Herald.    Walked with him to the  Post  again.
Saw Godwin; proposed going to Kentucky to
report the war there, he in favor of it.       Met
Nichols the picture-dealer, who has been in Eng-
land to present that of the City and Bay of New
York to the young Prince, at the cost of certain
subscribers here   hooked into it by Nichols, who
despaired of selling the picture.  He is a humbug
and, artists say, a rogue.           Talking to me of
a puffed attempt to get up a gallery of U. S. pictures
in London, he said it failed because the Ameri-
can artists were d____d fools; which might have
been a just aspersion, had they trusted him.     Hith-
er and thither.         Met Cahill and Armstrong
momentarily.    To East Broadway, saw Hart
and German.       Up town.   Writing to William
Tew and his wife.        Hart up in the evening.
To Haney s together.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and twenty-three
Description:Mentions a conversation with Nichols, a picture-dealer.
Subject:Armstrong; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Geary, Mina; Geary, Mrs.; German; Godwin, Park; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hart; Journalism; Maverick, Augustus; New York evening post.; New York herald.; Nichols; Nordhoff; Oscanyan; Tew, Mary; Tew, William; Weston
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; London, [England]; Kentucky
Coverage (Street):East Broadway
Scan Date:2010-06-15


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, 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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.