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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 56, August 31-September 1, 1856

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Identifier: DX03668060

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 56, August 31-September 1, 1856

Description: Regarding Frank Leslie's proposal that Gunn go to Kansas to make sketches of the border war.

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[ap]peared in full feather during [Thad] Glover and [William] Levison's possession of the Picayune. Josey [Winship] was showily pretty, dressed very flashy, and was an immense fool. She was sillily fond of Glover, would say "she'd like to have a little Thad" — (his name was Thaddeus,) and if Hinckley the printer is to be credited, they could scarcely have been more intimate. He came up into the sanctum one night and found — Allie [Vernon] maintained her sister, I believe. She used to try little fascinations of on [Jesse] Haney — perhaps by way of inducing him to take her articles. He used to be curt and rile up at Glover's filling the place with such company. She has been very foolish — if no worse. Sol [Eytinge] and Haney have visited her of late, and are, I believe convinced of her being a very ill used person, or else they —

Edifying details, all these!

September.

1. Monday. To the office of Frank Leslie, anent a proposition of his that I should go to Kansas for a month or more, there to make sketches of all the notable scenes incidental to the present "war." Asked him $25 per week, with all expenses, which he agreed to. To the Tribune Office and saw [Charles A.] Dana. He predicts a rope or bullet as the sure result of my attempt to enter Kansas. To the Dispatch Office. Saw Williamson who has just returned from Nebraska.

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1856-08-31

Type(s): Diary
Page

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries
Journalism
Missouri-Kansas Border War, 1850s
Women
Courtship
Artists
Newspapers

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