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Page 001Front cover
Page 002Front flyleaf.
Page 003Gives the date range of entries for the diary.
Page 004Blank page.
Page 005 [09-23-1860]Regarding trouble with allotting season opera tickets to friends.
Page 006 [09-23-1860]Regarding his brother Charley's impending marriage with Rosa Bolton.
Page 007 [09-24-1860]Describes his reporting work for ''The World.''
Page 008 [09-25-1860]Describes a lecture by J.H. Siddons on Queen Victoria.
Page 009 [09-26-1860]Describes a lecture by J.H. Siddons on Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales.
Page 010 [09-26-1860]Mentions that his article about Siddons's lecture was reprinted.
Page 011 [09-28-1860]Describes witnessing tightrope walker Charles Blondin perform.
Page 012 [09-28-1860]Describes witnessing tightrope walker Charles Blondin perform.
Page 013 [09-29-1860]Regarding the death of Matthew Whitelaw.
Page 014 [09-29-1860]Regarding the death of Matthew Whitelaw.
Page 015 [09-29-1860]Mentions a visit to the Edwards family and that Shepherd is leaving his boarding house.
Page 016 [09-30-1860]Comments on the death of Bohemian woman ''Getty Gay.''
Page 017 [09-30-1860]Comments on the death of Bohemian woman ''Getty Gay.''
Page 018 [10-01-1860]Mentions reporting on an upcoming auction of Japanese manufactures.
Page 019 [10-03-1860]Mentions meeting Gladdy Gouverneur and hearing news of Rawson Gill.
Page 020 [10-03-1860]Describes a talk with Sally Edwards in which she states that her family is trying to keep her away from Gunn to save him from ''future disappointment.''
Page 021 [10-03-1860]Describes witnessing a procession for Republican candidates.
Page 022 [10-03-1860]Mentions Anne Edwards's intended flirtation with him.
Page 023 [10-03-1860]Discusses writing an article about the procession for Republican candidates.
Page 024 [10-03-1860]Describes Briggs.
Page 025 [10-04-1860]Mentions hearing from Jesse Haney how Alfred Waud's wife met her former husband unexpectedly while staying at the Jersey City Hotel.
Page 026 [10-04-1860]Describes the current boarders at his boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street.
Page 027 [10-04-1860]Describes the current boarders at his boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street.
Page 028 [10-04-1860]Describes the current boarders at his boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street.
Page 029 [10-04-1860]Describes the current boarders at his boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street.
Page 030 [10-04-1860]Describes the current boarders at his boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street.
Page 031 [10-05-1860]Mentions seeing Alfred Waud and Sol Eytinge at Mataran's.
Page 032 [10-06-1860]Describes the marriage of his brother Charley.
Page 033 [10-06-1860]Discusses news from England as received from letters from his mother and Frank Bellew.
Page 034 [10-06-1860]Describes a visit to the Edwards family at 745 Broadway.
Page 035 [10-06-1860]Describes an evening at Pfaff's.
Page 036 [10-07-1860]Discusses William Waud's reconciliation with Sol Eytinge.
Page 037 [10-07-1860]Describes a conversation with Jesse Haney about Sally Edwards.
Page 038 [10-07-1860]Describes a conversation with Jesse Haney about Sally Edwards.
Page 039 [10-07-1860]Describes a conversation with Jesse Haney about Sally Edwards.
Page 040 [10-07-1860]Describes a conversation with Jesse Haney about Sally Edwards.
Page 041 [10-07-1860]Describes a conversation with Jesse Haney about Sally Edwards.
Page 042 [10-09-1860]Regarding receiving notice from ''The World'' that his pay will be reduced to $14 per week.
Page 043 [10-09-1860]Mentions that he is tiring of his reporting duties for ''The World.''
Page 044 [10-11-1860]Describes a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to the United States.
Page 045 [10-11-1860]Describes a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to the United States.
Page 046 [10-11-1860]Describes a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to the United States.
Page 047 [10-11-1860]Describes a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to the United States.
Page 048 [10-11-1860]Describes a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to the United States.
Page 049 [10-11-1860]Describes a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to the United States.
Page 050Blank page.
Page 051 [10-12-1860]Describes a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to the United States.
Page 052 [10-12-1860]Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards about Jesse Haney.
Page 053 [10-12-1860]Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards about Jesse Haney.
Page 054 [10-13-1860]Describes a firemen's parade in honor of the Prince of Wales.
Page 055Newspaper clipping describing a firemen's parade in honor of the Prince of Wales.
Page 056 [10-13-1860]Describes a talk with Sally Edwards about her flirtation with a Mr. Nicholas.
Page 057 [10-14-1860]Describes seeing Charles Blondin's final performance in New York for the season.
Page 058 [10-15-1860]States that he received a note from Marble at ''The World'' releasing him from his duties as a reporter.
Page 059 [10-16-1860]Describes attending a sale of Mr. Hought's furniture.
Page 060 [06-23-1874]Newspaper clipping describing the death of dog breeder Francis Butler.
Page 061 [10-17-1860]Describes a visit to Harry Jennings at Peck Slip.
Page 062 [10-18-1860]Describes a note from Sally Edwards, asking if Gunn is the one who sent her flowers anonymously.
Page 063 [10-18-1860]States that he is tiring of being a reporter for ''The World.''
Page 064 [10-18-1860]Describes a mysterious incident at his boarding house.
Page 065 [10-18-1860]Describes a mysterious incident at his boarding house.
Page 066 [10-19-1860]Describes a visit to Francis Butler's dog-establishment with George Boweryem.
Page 067 [10-21-1860]Describes attending a ''Roman Catholic Fancy Fair.''
Page 068 [10-23-1860]Mentions that Thomas Nast is working for Giuseppe Garibaldi in Europe.
Page 069Newspaper clipping of an engraving of Thomas Nast while working on Garibaldi's staff.
Page 070Newspaper clipping regarding the history of a house on Bleecker Street.
Page 071Newspaper clipping regarding the history of a house on Bleecker Street.
Page 072 [10-23-1860]Describes a portrait of Thomas Nast.
Page 073 [10-23-1860]Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards about her relationship with Nicholas.
Page 074 [10-24-1860]Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards about her relationship with Nicholas.
Page 075 [10-24-1860]Comments on his relationship with Sally Edwards.
Page 076 [10-24-1860]Describes an evening spent with Thomas Picton at Picton's residence.
Page 077 [10-26-1860]States that he has resigned from his reporting position at ''The World.''
Page 078 [10-29-1860]Describes a visit to Harry Jennings's dog fighting establishment.
Page 079 [10-29-1860]Describes a visit to Harry Jennings's dog fighting establishment.
Page 080 [10-29-1860]Describes a visit to Harry Jennings's dog fighting establishment.
Page 081 [10-29-1860]Describes a visit to Harry Jennings's dog fighting establishment.
Page 082 [10-29-1860]Describes attending a lecture by the artist Page on art at the Athenaeum Club.
Page 083 [11-01-1860]Describes a joke on Anne Edwards created by Jesse Haney.
Page 084 [11-02-1860]Describes a joke on Anne Edwards created by Jesse Haney.
Page 085 [11-02-1860]Comments on Sally Edwards
Page 086 [11-02-1860]Relates the story of how James Parton left his wife, Fanny Fern, heard from Jesse Haney.
Page 087 [11-02-1860]Describes a visit from Charles Damoreau.
Page 088 [11-04-1860]Describes a conversation with Jesse Haney about Sally Edwards.
Page 089 [11-04-1860]Describes a conversation with Jesse Haney about Sally Edwards.
Page 090 [11-04-1860]Describes a conversation with Jesse Haney about Sally Edwards.
Page 091 [11-04-1860]Mentions a tour of the Harper Brothers building with Cornelius Bagster.
Page 092 [11-06-1860]Mentions hearing that Lotty is sailing to England to join Granville.
Page 093 [11-07-1860]Gives details relating to Fanny Fern and James Parton's separation.
Page 094 [11-07-1860]Gives details relating to Fanny Fern and James Parton's separation.
Page 095 [11-09-1860]Describes a caricature of Fanny Fern drawn by Thomas Nast.
Page 096 [11-11-1860]Describes Mrs. Kidder's sister Mrs. Winchester and the traits of her family.
Page 097 [11-11-1860]Describes Mrs. Kidder's sister Mrs. Winchester and the traits of her family.
Page 098 [11-11-1860]Describes Mrs. Kidder's sister Mrs. Winchester and the traits of her family.
Page 099 [11-11-1860]Describes Charles Damoreau's troubles with his wife.
Page 100 [11-11-1860]Describes Charles Damoreau's troubles with his wife.
Page 101 [11-11-1860]Describes Charles Damoreau's troubles with his wife.
Page 102 [11-11-1860]Comments on Allie Vernon's relationships with various men.
Page 103 [11-11-1860]Mentions the return of his nervous disorder.
Page 104 [11-13-1860]Regarding the servant girl working for the Edwards family.
Page 105 [11-13-1860]Regarding the servant girl working for the Edwards family.
Page 106 [11-13-1860]Regarding the servant girl working for the Edwards family.
Page 107 [11-13-1860]Regarding the servant girl working for the Edwards family.
Page 108 [11-13-1860]Comments on Hayes and other acquaintances.
Page 109 [11-13-1860]Describes a letter from Mary Anne Greatbatch.
Page 110 [11-14-1860]Describes an attack of his nervous disorder.
Page 111 [11-15-1860]Describes an attack of his nervous disorder.
Page 112 [11-16-1860]Describes a letter from Hannah Bennett.
Page 113 [11-16-1860]Describes George Boweryem's attempted visit to Lotty.
Page 114Photograph of Warne.
Page 115 [11-17-1860]Describes Lotty's departure to Europe, as described by Warne.
Page 116 [11-17-1860]Describes a talk with Charles Damoreau about Damoreau's wife.
Page 117 [11-18-1860]Describes a talk with Charles Damoreau about Damoreau's wife.
Page 118 [11-18-1860]Describes a talk with Charles Damoreau about Damoreau's wife.
Page 119 [11-18-1860]Describes a talk with Charles Damoreau about Damoreau's wife.
Page 120 [11-18-1860]Describes attending church with Martha and Eliza Edwards.
Page 121 [11-18-1860]Describes an attempted visit to Thomas Picton.
Page 122 [11-19-1860]Describes an attack of his nervous disorder.
Page 123 [11-20-1860]States that James Parton has returned to his wife Fanny Fern.
Page 124 [11-20-1860]Describes an attack of his nervous disorder.
Page 125 [11-21-1860]Describes an evening spent with the Edwards family.
Page 126 [11-22-1860]Describes visiting Barnum's museum with Welden and Armstrong.
Page 127 [11-22-1860]Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards about Thomas Nast.
Page 128 [11-22-1860]Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards about Thomas Nast.
Page 129 [11-24-1860]Describes an evening spent with the Edwards family.
Page 130 [11-25-1860]Regarding the relationship between Charles Damoreau and his wife.
Page 131 [11-25-1860]Regarding the relationship between Charles Damoreau and his wife.
Page 132 [11-25-1860]Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards.
Page 133 [11-25-1860]Describes a conversation with Charles Damoreau about Damoreau's old flames.
Page 134 [11-26-1860]Describes a conversation with Charles Damoreau about Damoreau's old flames.
Page 135 [11-27-1860]Mentions receiving an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner with the Edwards family.
Page 136 [11-29-1860]Describes Thanksgiving Day spent with the Edwards family.
Page 137 [11-29-1860]Describes Thanksgiving Day spent with the Edwards family.
Page 138 [11-29-1860]Describes Thanksgiving Day spent with the Edwards family.
Page 139 [12-01-1860]States that Harper's refused to publish his story about suicide because of its immorality, despite it being a good story.
Page 140 [12-02-1860]Mentions a visit with the Edwards family after church.
Page 141 [12-04-1860]Describes an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting election returns.
Page 142 [12-04-1860]Describes an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting election returns.
Page 143 [12-04-1860]Describes an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting election returns.
Page 144 [12-04-1860]Describes an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting election returns.
Page 145 [12-04-1860]Describes an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting election returns.
Page 146 [12-04-1860]Describes an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting election returns.
Page 147 [12-05-1860]Describes an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting election returns.
Page 148 [12-06-1860]Describes an evening spent with the Edwards family.
Page 149 [12-07-1860]Mentions an evening of play-rehearsing.
Page 150 [12-08-1860]Regarding a letter from Frank Bellew to Hayes.
Page 151 [12-09-1860]Mentions a visit to Myron H. Cobb and family.
Page 152 [12-09-1860]Regarding a letter from Frank Bellew to Hayes.
Page 153 [12-10-1860]Describes a visit to the Crockett family at Newark.
Page 154 [12-11-1860]Mentions a fight at his boarding house.
Page 155 [12-11-1860]Regarding Sally Edwards's reaction upon discovering that Nicholas is a widower.
Page 156 [12-12-1860]Regarding Sally Edwards's secret correspondence with Thomas Nast during his absence in Europe.
Page 157 [12-14-1860]Mentions that he has been engaged by ''The Evening Post'' to go south to cover Secession.
Page 158 [12-14-1860]Describes an evening spent with the Edwards family and friends.
Page 159 [12-14-1860]Comments on the courtship of Nicholas and Sally Edwards.
Page 160 [12-14-1860]Describes going to the British consulate with Mr. Edwards in order to obtain a passport for Gunn's visit to the South.
Page 161 [12-11-1860]Newspaper clipping regarding a letter from the wife of an officer describing conditions at Fort Moultrie in Charleston, South Carolina.
Page 162 [12-15-1860]Describes meeting Charles Damoreau's two sons.
Page 163 [12-15-1860]Mentions receiving letters of introduction from Joe Scoville to the editors of Charleston and Mobile newspapers.
Page 164 [12-15-1860]Gunn's passport received from British consul Edward Mortimer Archibald.
Page 165 [12-24-1860]Reverse of Gunn's passport, signed by Charleston consul John Bunch.
Page 166 [12-17-1860]Comments on Sally Edwards's envy over his going to Charleston.
Page 167 [12-17-1860]Regarding preparation for his departure to Charleston, South Carolina.
Page 168 [12-18-1860]Describes his farewell to the Edwards family before leaving for Charleston, South Carolina.
Page 169 [12-18-1860]Describes his departure for Charleston, South Carolina.
Page 170 [12-19-1860]Describes his fellow passengers aboard the ''Marion,'' bound for Charleston, South Carolina.
Page 171 [12-19-1860]Describes his voyage aboard the ''Marion'' to Charleston, South Carolina.
Page 172Newspaper clipping regarding the retirement of Samuel Whiting.
Page 173 [12-20-1860]Describes his voyage aboard the ''Marion'' to Charleston, South Carolina.
Page 174 [12-20-1860]Describes his voyage aboard the ''Marion'' to Charleston, South Carolina.
Page 175Newspaper engraving of the steamship ''Marion.''
Page 176 [12-21-1860]Describes his voyage aboard the ''Marion'' to Charleston, South Carolina.
Page 177 [12-22-1860]Describes his voyage aboard the ''Marion'' to Charleston, South Carolina.
Page 178 [12-23-1860]Describes his arrival in Charleston, South Carolina.
Page 179 [12-23-1860]Describes his first day in Charleston, South Carolina.
Page 180Newspaper clipping describing a newcomer's first impressions of Charleston.
Page 181 [12-24-1860]Describes his impressions of Charleston in an article for ''The Evening Post.''
Page 182 [12-24-1860]Describes meeting the British Consul Robert Bunch in Charleston.
Page 183 [12-24-1860]Conclusion of Gunn's article for ''The Evening Post'' about his impressions of Charleston.
Page 184 [12-24-1860]Describes his first day in Charleston, South Carolina.
Page 185 [12-25-1860]Describes his Christmas Day spent in Charleston, South Carolina.
Page 186 [12-25-1860]Mentions that Major Anderson has gone to Fort Sumter.
Page 187 [12-27-1860]Describes meeting Major R.S. Ripley.
Page 188 [12-27-1860]Includes Gunn's newspaper account of the evacuation of Fort Moultrie by Major Anderson.
Page 189Newspaper engraving of politician Laurence M. Keitt.
Page 190 [12-27-1860]Describes meeting theater manager Marchant whom he first met in a Leonard Street boarding house in New York.
Page 191 [12-28-1860]Describes meeting theater manager Marchant whom he first met in a Leonard Street boarding house in New York.
Page 192 [12-28-1860]Describes meeting Captain Coste of the ship ''Aiken.''
Page 193 [12-28-1860]Describes a nighttime cruise in Charleston Harbor.
Page 194 [12-29-1860]Mentions the turkey buzzards in Charleston.
Page 195 [12-31-1860]Mentions time spent in Adams' Express Office in Charleston.
Page 196 [12-31-1860]Includes Gunn's newspaper article regarding the rumors of coming war in Charleston.
Page 197 [12-31-1860]Mentions his Charleston acquaintances.
Page 198 [06-20-1865]Newspaper clipping regarding the suicide of Edmund Ruffin.
Page 199 [12-31-1860]Describes his Charleston acquaintance Carlyle of the ''Courier.''
Page 200 [12-31-1860]Comments on Frank Wood.
Page 201 [12-31-1860]Regarding how he told Frank Wood everything he heard spoken against him in Charleston in order to frighten him so that he would return to New York.
Page 202 [12-31-1860]Describes his Charleston acquaintances.
Page 203 [12-31-1860]Describes the Charleston Hotel.
Page 204 [12-31-1860]Describes the slaves at the Charleston Hotel.
Page 205 [12-31-1860]Describes the slaves at the Charleston Hotel.
Page 206 [12-31-1860]Describes the slaves at the Charleston Hotel.
Page 207Newspaper clipping of revolver.
Page 208 [12-31-1860]Describes his apprehensions of danger about his position in Charleston.
Page 209 [12-31-1860]Describes his apprehensions of danger about his position in Charleston.
Page 210 [12-31-1860]Regarding his experience in Charleston.
Page 211Blank page.
Page 212 [1860]Poem of Gunn's composition about Sally Edwards.
Page 213 [1860]Poem of Gunn's composition about Sally Edwards.
Page 214 [1860]Poem of Gunn's composition about Sally Edwards.
Page 215Blank page.
Page 216Poem of James Parton's composition read at the Edwards family's 1860 Christmas party.
Page 217Poem of James Parton's composition read at the Edwards family's 1860 Christmas party.
Page 218Poem of James Parton's composition read at the Edwards family's 1860 Christmas party.
Page 219Poem of James Parton's composition read at the Edwards family's 1860 Christmas party.
Page 220Poem of James Parton's composition read at the Edwards family's 1860 Christmas party.
Page 221Poem of James Parton's composition read at the Edwards family's 1860 Christmas party.
Page 222Poem of James Parton's composition read at the Edwards family's 1860 Christmas party.
Page 223Poem of James Parton's composition read at the Edwards family's 1860 Christmas party.
Page 224Poem of James Parton's composition read at the Edwards family's 1860 Christmas party.
Page 225Poem of James Parton's composition read at the Edwards family's 1860 Christmas party.
Page 226Poem of James Parton's composition read at the Edwards family's 1860 Christmas party.
Page 227Poem of James Parton's composition read at the Edwards family's 1860 Christmas party.
Page 228Poem of James Parton's composition read at the Edwards family's 1860 Christmas party.
Page 229Poem of James Parton's composition read at the Edwards family's 1860 Christmas party.
Page 230Poem of James Parton's composition read at the Edwards family's 1860 Christmas party.
Page 231Blank page.
Page 232Program from Edwards family's 1860 Christmas party.
Page 233Handbill for performance at Edwards family's 1860 Christmas party.
Page 234Back fly-leaf.
Page 235Back cover.
Page 236 [02-22-1897]Newspaper clipping of obituary for tightrope-walker Charles Blondin.
Page 237Newspaper clipping showing a photograph of Charles Blondin.
Page 238Newspaper clipping regarding recollections of tightrope-walker Charles Blondin.
Page 239Newspaper clipping regarding recollections of tightrope-walker Charles Blondin continued.
Page 240 [10-18-1860]Note from Sallie Edwards to Gunn, returning a book she borrowed from him.
Page 241 [10-18-1860]Reverse of note from Sallie Edwards to Gunn, inquiring if he sent her flowers.
Page 242 [1902]Newspaper clipping regarding the visit of the Prince of Wales to New York in 1860.