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he would not have been satisfied with without
extraordinary fortune.       It is a Bolton charac-
teristic always to grumble at ordinary well
doing, and I have remarked that when unex-
ampled luck has befallen them, they admit
their satisfaction as though they were modest,
reasonable, and moderate, in being content with
so little.            The little humbug, George s sis-
ter, naturally indignant at deceit, resolves to
keep her namesake  at arm s length in future 
  and she and poor Charley don t look at
all too happy.  And so much of things in
England.         Writing and drawing all the
afternoon and evening, even till about 2 A.P.
next morning.     Cahill, Boweryem and Shep-
herd up irregularly.
  5.  Tuesday.   Down town.   Saw Bonner
read proof of story, got $15.      Fletcher Har-
per told version of O Brien s homicide.  To
Frank Leslie s, saw him and Wood.         W.
Waud, Berghans and White (all-artists on
the paper) came out.  With them to Crook and
Duff s.        Others there; Glover the lewd and
foolish-faced; Anthony the engraver (the
lower part of whose face is singularly mean
and unsatisfactory) and Banks passed 
out.     Bellew in, momentarily.   Found him
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page forty-seven
Description:Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Subject:Anthony; Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Berghans; Bolton, George; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bonner, John; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Crook and Duff�s (New York, N.Y.); Glover, Thad; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harper, Fletcher; Leslie, Frank; O'Brien, Fitz James; Shepherd, N.G.; Waud, William; White (artist); Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-14


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen
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 life, the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination, and Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; 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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.