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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 63, October 18, 1860

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Identifier: DX01326221

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 63, October 18, 1860

Description: States that he is tiring of being a reporter for the New York World.



I am tired of Reporting.

to report sale, then to a Dr. Stephenson’s, where was a certain Indian “princess” one Nah-nee-bah-me-qua, an Ojibbeway, who had crossed the Atlantic, had an interview with the Queen, and was now holding “levees,” for the purpose of getting “assistance,” for herself, I suppose, rather than her people. Thence to 50th street, to another dog-breeder and seller, a colored man named Gardiner. Returned tired enough and miserable. Wrote reports in the evening and as [George] Boweryem had to go to the office, he took them down. I must end this dreary hack-reporting somehow. They set me on “a divided duty”; [David] Croly the city-editor, with an inefficient staff — only five reporters besides myself — naturally wants the ordinary work done, while [Manton] Marble is content to set me at what I expected to do and bargained for, sketch writing and metropolitanizing. Hence both is looked for. I have no leisure and the dreary night journeys are unindurable. If they are content to require only the better sort of work, emancipating me from this beastly paragraphing I stay, if not, exit ego.

I am going to put down an, at present, unexplainable incident, which if anything came of it, would go far to establish a family superstition. As I sat writing this night, Boweryem sitting on the other side of the table, talking to me, on the mo-

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-10-18

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Indians of North America
African Americans


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