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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.


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


Dates: 1856-09-06

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Missouri-Kansas Border War, 1850s
Publishers and publishing


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