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Page 001Front cover.
Page 002Front fly-leaf.
Page 003Gives the date range of entries for the diary.
Page 004Blank page.
Page 005Includes two quotations by Southey and Thomas of Malmesbury.
Page 006Newspaper engraving showing the ''New York Times'' and ''New York Tribune'' buildings in New York.
Page 007 [03-01-1861]Describes an evening spent with the Edwards family.
Page 008 [03-01-1861]Mentions writing his brother Charley and asking him to find a London publisher for a proposed book about his Charleston experiences.
Page 009 [03-03-1861]Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards about Nicholas.
Page 010 [03-03-1861]Mentions the approaching marriage of Mort Thomson and Grace Eldredge.
Page 011 [03-03-1861]Mentions receiving $8 from the ''Evening Post'' for an article.
Page 012 [03-04-1861]Regarding Fanny Fern's attitude about her daughter Grace's upcoming marriage.
Page 013 [03-05-1861]Regarding Fanny Fern's attitude about her daughter Grace's upcoming marriage.
Page 014 [03-06-1861]Describes an evening spent with the Edwards family.
Page 015 [03-06-1861]Mentions receiving a letter from Babbage.
Page 016 [03-08-1861]Mentions that Banks tried to borrow $30 from Jesse Haney.
Page 017 [03-08-1861]Describes Banks.
Page 018 [03-08-1861]Mentions going to the theater with Lizzie Woodward.
Page 019 [03-10-1861]Describes an evening spent with the Edwards family.
Page 020 [03-12-1861]Describes Mrs. Will Waud.
Page 021 [02-02-1861]Newspaper engraving of the entrance hall to the Charleston Hotel.
Page 022 [03-12-1861]Mentions an appointment of Myron H. Cobb.
Page 023 [03-14-1861]Describes speaking with Thomas Nast at the residence of the Edwards family.
Page 024 [03-15-1861]Mentions that he would like to like Thomas Nast for the sake of Sally Edwards.
Page 025 [03-15-1861]Describes an evening with the Edwards family, in which there was a dance.
Page 026 [03-16-1861]Mentions Sally Edwards trying to lend a book to Thomas Nast.
Page 027 [03-17-1861]Mentions a letter from Frank Bellew to Banks in which Bellew complains about England.
Page 028Newspaper clipping of article by Mort Thomson (Doesticks) about his parents and his son.
Page 029Newspaper clipping of article by Mort Thomson (Doesticks) about attending an auction with Grace Eldredge.
Page 030Describes a letter from Hannah Bennett.
Page 031Mentions that William Waud has joined a South Carolinian military company.
Page 032 [03-18-1861]Regarding passages in ''Christie Johnstone'' underlined by Nicholas.
Page 033 [03-21-1861]Mentions a fire at Canterbury Hall.
Page 034 [03-23-1861]Describes an evening spent with the Edwards family.
Page 035 [03-23-1861]Regarding reporter C.F. Briggs.
Page 036 [03-26-1861]Newspaper clipping regarding a nighttime escapade of Fitzjames O'Brien.
Page 037 [03-27-1861]Regarding the return of Morris to New York.
Page 038Mentions writing letters of introduction for Mort. Brown before Brown's departure for Europe.
Page 039 [03-28-1861]Regarding Frank Cahill's return to New York.
Page 040 [03-28-1861]Mentions Shepherd visiting his (Gunn's) boarding house.
Page 041 [03-30-1861]Relates Frank Cahill's tale of the circumstances that led to his flight from New York.
Page 042 [03-30-1861]Relates Frank Cahill's tale of his time in London.
Page 043 [03-30-1861]Relates Frank Cahill's tale of his time in London.
Page 044 [03-30-1861]Relates Frank Cahill's tale of his time in London.
Page 045 [03-30-1861]Relates Frank Cahill's tale of his time in London.
Page 046 [03-30-1861]Relates Frank Cahill's tale of his time in London.
Page 047 [03-30-1861]Relates Frank Cahill's tale of his time in London.
Page 048 [03-30-1861]Relates Frank Cahill's tale of his time in London.
Page 049 [03-30-1861]Regarding the reason Frank Cahill was unable to meet Gunn and Jesse Haney in the morning.
Page 050 [03-30-1861]Regarding reactions to Frank Cahill's return to New York.
Page 051 [03-31-1861]Newspaper clipping by Fanny Fern about her views on her husband James Parton's cleanliness.
Page 052 [03-31-1861]Mentions visiting George Arnold with a question regarding payment for a story.
Page 053Comments briefly on Anne Edwards.
Page 054 [04-01-1861]Mentions feeling unwelcome by the Edwards family for the first time.
Page 055 [04-02-1861]Regarding Bob Gun's detective work for Ledger in Cuba.
Page 056 [04-02-1861]Mentions speaking to Mrs. Griffin (formerly Gouverneur) at Mrs. Potter's boarding house.
Page 057 [04-02-1861]Describes a letter from his mother.
Page 058 [04-03-1861]Mentions that none of the Bohemians have been willing to help Frank Cahill.
Page 059 [04-04-1861]Briefly describes Nicholas.
Page 060 [04-05-1861]Regarding Bob Gun's relationship with his wife prior to marriage.
Page 061 [04-05-1861]Regarding Bob Gun's life in England.
Page 062 [04-05-1861]Mentions a joke played by the Bohemians on Bob Gun's former mistress.
Page 063 [04-05-1861]Describes the Geary family, who live in his boarding house.
Page 064 [04-05-1861]Comments on the people living in his boarding house.
Page 065 [04-06-1861]Comments on the people living in his boarding house.
Page 066 [04-06-1861]Comments on the people living in his boarding house.
Page 067 [04-06-1861]Mentions a brief conversation with Thomas Nast.
Page 068 [04-06-1861]Describes spending the evening with the Edwards family in which he feels ''cold-shouldered.''
Page 069 [04-07-1861]Regarding the marriage of Bob Gun and his wife Bertha.
Page 070 [04-07-1861]Regarding the alleged relationship between Ledger and Miss Maguire.
Page 071 [04-07-1861]Regarding Frank Bellew's dissatisfaction with living in England.
Page 072 [04-09-1861]Regarding Frank Bellew's family and money problems.
Page 073 [04-09-1861]Regarding Frank Bellew's marriage.
Page 074 [04-09-1861]Regarding Frank Bellew's financial debt owed to Mr. Edwards.
Page 075 [04-09-1861]Regarding Frank Bellew's experiences in London.
Page 076 [04-09-1861]Newspaper clipping regarding a visit of Harriet Jacobs to England on a fundraising mission.
Page 077 [04-10-1861]Describes a letter from George Bolton.
Page 078Describes a letter from George Bolton.
Page 079 [04-10-1861]Regarding the reasons William Waud joined a South Carolina militia company.
Page 080 [04-10-1861]Mentions a talk with Frank Leslie about William Waud's position in Charleston.
Page 081 [04-10-1861]Relates stories about Thomas Powell told by J.A. Wood.
Page 082 [04-11-1861]Mentions a visit to Miss Maguire.
Page 083 [04-11-1861]Newspaper clipping regarding members of the Morgan family serving the Confederacy in the Civil War.
Page 084 [04-11-1861]Regarding the start of the Civil War.
Page 085 [04-11-1861]Describes the excitement in New York surrounding the beginning of the Civil War.
Page 086 [04-12-1861]Regarding the relationship between Sol Eytinge and Thomas Nast.
Page 087 [04-12-1861]Describe a conversation with Alfred Waud about Thomas Nast.
Page 088 [04-13-1861]Describe a conversation with Alfred Waud about Sol Eytinge.
Page 089 [04-13-1861]Mentions gossip about Billington.
Page 090 [04-13-1861]Mentions the difficult time Frank Cahill is having since returning to New York.
Page 091 [04-13-1861]Describes an evening spent with the Edwards family.
Page 092 [04-13-1861]Describes an evening spent with the Edwards family.
Page 093 [04-14-1861]Regarding the engagement of Thomas Nast and Sally Edwards.
Page 094 [04-14-1861]Regarding the engagement of Thomas Nast and Sally Edwards.
Page 095 [04-14-1861]Regarding the engagement of Thomas Nast and Sally Edwards.
Page 096 [04-14-1861]Regarding the engagement of Thomas Nast and Sally Edwards.
Page 097 [04-14-1861]Regarding the engagement of Thomas Nast and Sally Edwards.
Page 098 [04-14-1861]Comments on the Harper family of Harper and Brothers.
Page 099 [04-14-1861]Newspaper clipping regarding writers for the defunct ''Saturday Press.''
Page 100 [04-15-1861]Regarding a talk about the Civil War with Thomas Dunn English and reporter Smith.
Page 101Mentions the upcoming marriage of Miss Waite.
Page 102 [04-15-1861]Regarding Stedman's affair with Anna Dunn.
Page 103 [04-16-1861]Mentions that George Boweryem has hired Frank Cahill.
Page 104 [04-16-1861]Mentions the general attitude in New York about the coming Civil War.
Page 105 [04-16-1861]Mentions that Major Anderson is in New York.
Page 106 [04-18-1861]Describes the scene in New York during the departure of the 7th New York Regiment for Washington.
Page 107 [04-18-1861]Describes the scene in New York during the outbreak of the Civil War.
Page 108 [04-19-1861]Describes a disagreement and near-fight at his boarding house involving Griswold and Levan.
Page 109 [04-19-1861]Mentions that George Boweryem has volunteered for the Union in the ''Scott Guard.''
Page 110 [04-19-1861]Describes attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg.
Page 111 [04-19-1861]Describes attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg.
Page 112 [04-19-1861]Describes attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg.
Page 113 [04-19-1861]Describes attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg.
Page 114 [04-19-1861]Regarding the atmosphere in New York about the start of the Civil War.
Page 115 [04-19-1861]Describes attending a Union meeting with Frank Cahill.
Page 116 [04-20-1861]Regarding George Boweryem's enthusiasm for volunteering for the war.
Page 117 [04-20-1861]Describes the scene in his boarding house kitchen of the reaction of the servant girls to the Civil War.
Page 118 [04-20-1861]Describes Civil War talk with the Bohemians at Pfaff's.
Page 119 [04-20-1861]Compares the excitement in New York about the Civil War to that of Charleston.
Page 120 [04-20-1861]Gives his opinion on the Civil War.
Page 121 [04-20-1861]Gives his opinion on the Civil War.
Page 122 [04-20-1861]Describes a visit to Alfred Waud's house in Brooklyn.
Page 123 [04-20-1861]Describes a visit to Alfred Waud's house in Brooklyn.
Page 124 [04-21-1861]Mentions that George Boweryem is engaged to Adrienne Webster.
Page 125 [04-21-1861]Pencil sketch by Alfred Waud depicting Solomon Eytinge leading a canine Thomas Nast by a chain.
Page 126 [04-21-1861]Comments on George Boweryem's engagement and previous loves.
Page 127Mentions that the former Miss Waite and her husband Hamilton Bragg have left for California.
Page 128 [04-21-1861]Mentions visiting the ''Evening Post'' and the ''New York Tribune'' attempting to get work as a war correspondent.
Page 129 [04-21-1861]Regarding the patriotic scene in New York at the beginning of the Civil War.
Page 130 [04-21-1861]Regarding a quarrel between Miss Maguire and Mrs. Bragg, the former Miss Waite.
Page 131 [04-22-1861]Mentions J.A. Wood's speculation that Sol Eytinge is only interested in going to the war to get away from his wife.
Page 132 [04-22-1861]Regarding news from England received in a letter from Hannah Bennett.
Page 133 [04-23-1861]Mentions learning that Ramsay (Buckstone) is the ''New York Tribune'' correspondent in Charleston.
Page 134 [04-24-1861]Mentions a discussion with Sally Edwards about the novel ''Silas Marner.''
Page 135 [04-25-1861]Newspaper clipping of poem entitled ''The Northern Volunteers,'' composed by George Boweryem.
Page 136 [04-25-1861]Mentions attending a meeting of the British Volunteers at Hope Chapel.
Page 137Printed poem entitled ''The British Volunteers,'' composed by George Boweryem.
Page 138 [04-25-1861]Comments on tensions among the Edwards family and friends.
Page 139Mentions that W.E. Dodge has moved to New York.
Page 140 [04-25-1861]Mentions discussing W.E. Dodge with Frank Wood.
Page 141 [04-26-1861]Regarding tensions between Jesse Haney and the Edwards family.
Page 142 [04-27-1861]Comments on Allie Vernon as a mother.
Page 143 [04-27-1861]Comments on Allie Vernon, Lotty Kidder, and Fanny Fern.
Page 144 [04-27-1861]Regarding Allie Vernon as a mother.
Page 145 [04-27-1861]Mentions that Lindsay seems to have different opinions on the war when in the North than in the South.
Page 146 [04-27-1861]Regarding the paternity of George Boweryem.
Page 147 [04-29-1861]Mentions that Jack Crockett is volunteering with the 7th New York Infantry Regiment.
Page 148 [04-29-1861]Regarding a story about Mrs. Ham's past.
Page 149 [04-30-1861]Mentions that Jack Edwards received a letter from Charles Honeywell who had marched to Washington with the 7th New York Infantry Regiment.
Page 150 [05-01-1861]Mentions the death of Bradbury.
Page 151 [05-02-1861]Regarding Vieil's return to England.
Page 152 [05-02-1861]Regarding Frank Cahill's new position at the ''New York Times.''
Page 153 [05-03-1861]Describes a visit to William Leslie's new house.
Page 154 [05-03-1861]Regarding Mr. Hayes's habit of cheating at cards.
Page 155 [05-04-1861]Regarding the Hayes family.
Page 156 [05-05-1861]Regarding Mrs. Griffin's past husbands.
Page 157 [05-05-1861]Mentions the death of Edward Wilkins and the publication of Harriet Jacobs's ''Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.''
Page 158 [05-05-1861]Newspaper engraving drawn by Mullen of the Bohemians marching off to war.
Page 159 [05-05-1861]Newspaper clipping of obituary of Edward Wilkins.
Page 160Regarding the death of Edward Wilkins.
Page 161Regarding a visit to the Edwards family with Morris.
Page 162 [05-06-1861]Mentions Morris's disgust with Thomas Nast.
Page 163 [05-06-1861]Mentions that Miss Maguire is living with Mrs. Bartow temporarily.
Page 164 [05-07-1861]Mentions military companies trying to bribe Frank Cahill to write favorable reports of them.
Page 165 [05-08-1861]Regarding George Boweryem's poem.
Page 166 [05-10-1861]Regarding George Boweryem's hopes for fame.
Page 167 [05-10-1861]Regarding George Boweryem's friendship.
Page 168 [05-10-1861]Regarding an article George Boweryem wrote for the ''New York Tribune.''
Page 169 [05-10-1861]Regarding a talk with Thomas Dunn English about the Chauncey Burr row.
Page 170 [05-10-1861]Mentions meeting Charles Damoreau on the street.
Page 171 [05-10-1861]Describes a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 2nd Regiment of New York State Militia of Staten Island.
Page 172 [05-11-1861]Describes a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers on Staten Island.
Page 173 [05-11-1861]Describes a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers on Staten Island.
Page 174 [05-11-1861]Mentions having a drink with Seymour and Fent.
Page 175 [05-11-1861]Describes visiting Billy Wilson's regiment with Frank Cahill.
Page 176 [05-11-1861]Describes visiting Billy Wilson's regiment with Frank Cahill.
Page 177 [05-11-1861]Mentions the marriage of Mort Thomson and Grace Eldredge.
Page 178 [05-11-1861]A newspaper clipping written by Fanny Fern regarding the marriage of her daughter Grace to Mortimer Thomson (Doesticks).
Page 179 [05-11-1861]Describes the wedding of Mort Thomson and Grace Eldredge, as heard from Jesse Haney.
Page 180Speculates on the marriage of Mort Thomson and Grace Eldredge.
Page 181 [05-14-1861]Speculates on the marriage of Mort Thomson and Grace Eldredge.
Page 182 [05-14-1861]Mentions that Dixon has decided to suspend publication of the ''Scalpel'' for one year.
Page 183 [05-14-1861]Describes gossip with Hayes the engraver about the Waud brothers.
Page 184 [05-14-1861]Regarding the death of Charles Welden.
Page 185 [05-16-1861]Gives his recollections of Charles Welden.
Page 186 [05-16-1861]Gives his recollections of Charles Welden.
Page 187 [05-18-1861]Gives his recollections of Charles Welden and Welden's wife.
Page 188 [05-18-1861]Gives his recollections of Charles Welden and Welden's wife.
Page 189 [05-18-1861]Regarding the inquest about Charles Welden's death.
Page 190 [05-18-1861]Regarding the death of Charles Welden.
Page 191 [05-18-1861]Regarding the death of Charles Welden.
Page 192 [05-18-1861]Describes a visit to the Edwards family with Jesse Haney.
Page 193 [05-18-1861]Describes a visit to military camps at Staten Island with Jesse Haney and Jack Edwards.
Page 194 [05-18-1861]Describes a visit to military camps at Staten Island.
Page 195 [05-18-1861]Describes a visit to military camps at Staten Island.
Page 196 [05-19-1861]Mentions Charles Welden's funeral.
Page 197 [05-19-1861]Describes meeting John C. Heenan.
Page 198 [05-20-1861]Describes meeting John C. Heenan.
Page 199 [05-22-1861]Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Page 200 [05-22-1861]Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Page 201 [05-24-1861]Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Page 202 [05-24-1861]Regarding a visit to Thomas Dunn English at Fort Lee.
Page 203 [05-24-1861]Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Page 204 [05-24-1861]Regarding Whitely's stories about Charles and Powell.
Page 205 [05-26-1861]Describes attending ''Tom Thumb's Entertainment'' with Eliza and Matty Edwards.
Page 206 [05-27-1861]Mentions that Frank Cahill is considering volunteering for the Union.
Page 207 [05-27-1861]Describes an argument between Jewett and Levan at his boarding house.
Page 208 [05-29-1861]Describes an argument between Jewett and Levan at his boarding house.
Page 209 [05-30-1861]Regarding George Bolton's dying wife.
Page 210 [05-31-1861]Regarding George Bolton's dying wife.
Page 211 [06-01-1861]Regarding George Bolton's dying wife.
Page 212 [06-01-1861]Describes a visit to Colonel Hawkins's Zouaves in an article for ''The Evening Post.''
Page 213 [06-01-1861]Describes a visit to Colonel Hawkins's Zouaves in an article for ''The Evening Post.''
Page 214 [06-01-1861]Describes a visit to a military camp.
Page 215 [06-02-1861]Regarding the death of George Bolton's wife.
Page 216 [06-02-1861]Regarding the death of George Bolton's wife.
Page 217 [06-02-1861]Regarding the death of George Bolton's wife.
Page 218 [06-03-1861]Describes the contents of his mother's letter.
Page 219 [06-03-1861]Mentions meeting various acquaintances on the street.
Page 220 [06-03-1861]Includes a newspaper article describing Gunn's visit to Colonel Max Weber's German regiment camp.
Page 221 [06-03-1861]Includes a newspaper article describing Gunn's visit to Colonel Max Weber's German regiment camp.
Page 222 [06-04-1861]Mentions that William Leslie's office has been burglarized twice.
Page 223 [06-05-1861]Mentions attending Anna Bishop's concert with George Boweryem.
Page 224 [06-05-1861]Mentions that Alf Waud has been arrested after being mistaken for his brother Will.
Page 225 [06-05-1861]Includes a newspaper article describing Gunn's visit to military camps on Staten Island.
Page 226 [06-06-1861]Describes his visit to military camps at Staten Island.
Page 227 [06-07-1861]Includes a newspaper article describing Gunn's visit to military camps on Staten Island.
Page 228 [06-07-1861]Describes visiting the ''Federal Chasseurs'' with Jesse Haney and Jack Edwards.
Page 229 [06-08-1861]Newspaper article by Mort Thomson (Doesticks) regarding the ''Federal Chasseurs.''
Page 230 [06-08-1861]Regarding Alcock.
Page 231 [06-08-1861]Describes a visit to the Mozart Regiment camped at Yonkers with Jack Edwards.
Page 232 [06-08-1861]Newspaper article written by Gunn describing his visit to the Mozart Regiment camp at Yonkers.
Page 233 [06-08-1861]Describes a visit to the Mozart Regiment camped at Yonkers with Jack Edwards.
Page 234 [06-10-1861]Mentions that Will Waud has returned to New York.
Page 235 [06-10-1861]Newspaper article written by Gunn describing his visit to the camp of the 2nd Regiment of Scott Life Guards in East New York.
Page 236 [06-12-1861]Describes his visit to the camp of the 2nd Regiment of Scott Life Guards in East New York.
Page 237 [06-12-1861]Relates Will Waud's tale of the time he spent in the South.
Page 238 [06-12-1861]Relates Will Waud's tale of the time he spent in the South.
Page 239 [06-12-1861]Relates Will Waud's tale of the time he spent in the South.
Page 240 [06-12-1861]Relates Will Waud's tale of the time he spent in the South.
Page 241 [06-12-1861]Relates Will Waud's tale of the time he spent in the South.
Page 242 [06-12-1861]Relates Will Waud's tale of the time he spent in the South.
Page 243 [06-12-1861]Describes news received from Hannah Bennett's letter.
Page 244 [06-12-1861]Describes news received from Hannah Bennett's letter.
Page 245 [06-12-1861]Regarding Billy Mulligan.
Page 246 [06-13-1861]Mentions a conversation with Sally Edwards about South Carolina.
Page 247 [06-14-1861]Regarding the death of Billy Mulligan.
Page 248 [06-14-1861]Back fly-leaf.
Page 249 [06-14-1861]Back cover.
Page 28aNewspaper clipping of article by Mort Thomson (Doesticks) about his parents and his son.
Page 29aNewspaper clipping of article by Mort Thomson (Doesticks) about attending an auction with Grace Eldredge.