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English claims to know Gunn as he was a steady contributor to "a New York journal" to which English was also "connected."
Nast visited Gunn one night before he went to a charity ball (40).
Gunn describes a party that he went to where he saw Nast (27-8).
Gunn writes about a party where both he and Nast were guests (118).
Gunn went to the the Edwards' home, where he saw Nast (21).
Gunn was at a birthday party, where Nast was also one of the guests (169).
Gunn describes a scuffle between Nast and himself at the Edwards' house (23-4).
Gunn writes about a brief encounter that he had with Nast at the Edwards' (67-8).
Nast declined Gunn's invitation for drinks (71).
Gunn writes that he saw Nast at the Edwards (207).
Gunn visits the Edwards; Thomas and Sally Nast were there and invite him to visit at their home (69).
Gunn describes a visit to Sally and Thomas Nast, in which Gunn and Nast discuss their initial misconceptions about each other (193-8).
Gunn mentions seeing O'Brien in an upper room of a cafe and expresses his distaste for him (208).
Gunn talks about seeing O'Brien at Frank Bellew's one morning (184).
Gunn describes a picnic with New York artists and journalists where O'Brien and he were (23-5).
O'Brien revealed to Gunn that his piece would no longer be published in Harper's anymore (28).
Gunn recounts a conversation he had with O'Brien about Doestick's wife (31).
Gunn describes an encounter with O'Brien at the Saturday Press office (82-4).
Gunn describes seeing O'Brien at the bar of Crook and Duffs (89).
Gunn mentions meeting Charles Seymour at the Lyceum (95).
Gunn recounts meeting Seymour briefly one day (112).
Gunn details a visit from Stedman and Aldrich (155-6)
Stedman tells Gunn in a note to meet him at the World office (196).
Gunn receives another request from Stedman to meet him at the World office (204).
Stedman called on Gunn one evening (61).
Gunn went to the Stedmans for a visit (149-50).
Gunn met Stedman one afternoon (192).
Gunn describes a conversation he had with Stedman, who he saw the the World office (11).
Gunn details an encounter with Stedman on the street (213).
Gunn journals meeting Bayard Taylor, "to the Tribune Office and was there introduced to Bayard Taylor, who impressed me very pleasantly. He was here on reportorial duty and had what appeared to be a magnificent horse waiting to bear him to Manassas" (30).
Gunn finds Taylor in the Tribune Office and describes their encounter, "Wednesday. Scribbling in my room after a sally out to purchase ink. A second-rate Southern hotel dinner. To Washington by the 4 o'clock boat. Found Bayard Taylor in the Tribune Office, sitting with a very sunburnt face and rough blue shirt, coat off, writing his account of the evacuation of Manassas, from which he had just returned. He regarded it, rightly, as a success on the part of the Confederates and a humiliation to the Union troops or rather their monstrously be-puffed general" (41).
Gunn writes that he met Ottarson and Thompson (172).
Gunn recalls that he "encountered Thomson, fresh or rather weary, from the officer, where he had been 'noticing' a new burlesque of Brougham's"; "Thomson looked jaded, I thought, as if life were not 'all beer and skittles' to him, even with Grace Eldredge for Queen-pin" (87).
Gunn journals about Wilkin's death and reflects on his life, who he said that he met once.
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