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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 59, September 3-7, 1856

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Identifier: DX03670629

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 59, September 3-7, 1856

Description: States that he will not be going to Kansas to report on the border war because of the dangerous situation for reporters there.

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had expected to have started for Kansas on Saturday, or Monday, but "bloody news" has delayed my journey. There's been a "battle," sundry murders and scalpings, and two men have been killed in mistake for Tribune Correspondents. I regret my departure the less, that it will afford me an opportunity of getting the "Physiology of N. Y. Boarding-Houses" under way. On Saturday I had an interview with Lowell Mason. He proposes to spend $200 for illustrations on the outset, increasing the sum to $400, provided that amount of cuts be ventured by engraver &c, — in view of the circulation of the book attaining 5000. This I have communicated to Alf Waud, for Andrew’s consideration.

7. Sunday. To Brooklyn in the afternoon, (going first by mistake to Williamsburg.) Tea at [James] Parton's. All the family present including Miss Louisa Jacobs and [Oliver] Dyer. The last bye the bye absented himself from the company, except during the meal, being engaged in writing. It was understood that he was concocting a speech, to distinguish himself in some local political meeting. Parton is about resigning his employment on "Life Illustrated," to devote himself, exclusively to the Biography of Aaron Burr — a long meditated task. After supper we took a walk, myself squiring Grace [Eldredge] and Miss Louisa. A capital, pleasant, frank girl is Grace; possessing withal a smack of her mother [Fanny Fern], in her liking

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1856-09-06

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Journalism
Missouri-Kansas Border War, 1850s
Publishers and publishing
Journalists
Authors
Biography
Women

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