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               Miscellaneous.          Edge.
x   x   Heichhold still holds the postmastership
and if he does not return to the army will open
 a No 1 drug store.    He published my last letter
to him in the Jefferson Star!                An honest,
egotistic, hard-headed, industrious doctor is A. P. 
Heichhold and a good fellow!     I d like to shake 
hands with him.                 Scribbling all the mor-
ning and evening, out as far as Chamber St
in the afternoon.        Met Miss or Mrs Black, return-
ing.       Faircloth called this evening with the 
news that Hay and Thomson were at the Astor
House and that they intended to start for Wash-
ington, to rejoin Gen. Hunter, to-morrow morning.
I didn t go down town with the captain.
  9.  Thursday.   Scribbling.   To Anthony s
in the afternoon, buying photographs.  Saw Gris-
wold and Richardson.        Out of sorts and mata-
  10.  Friday.   Out to tailors in the morning.  A
dull, rainy day.    Scribbling during the rest of it.
  11.  Saturday.   Down town in the afternoon;
met Leslie.     Haney called in the morning and
Edge.     He is very hard up, living temporarily
at hotels and where not, getting his baggage (what
little he has) detained for payment and  waiting
remittances.    He has lost his position on the
London Star because he would write politics, in
stead of news.  He showed me a windy letter
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page twenty-six
Description:Regarding a letter received from Dr. Heichhold and news that Edge has lost his position on the ''London Star.''
Subject:Black, Mrs.; Civil War; Edge, Frederick; Faircloth; Griswold; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hay, Charles; Heicchold, A.P.; Hunter, David; Journalism; London star.; Physicians and surgeons; Richardson (boarder); Thompson, Richard
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Astor House; Chamber Street
Scan Date:2010-10-18


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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.