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Page 001Front cover.
Page 002Front fly-leaf.
Page 003Gives the date range of entries for the diary: October 11, 1861, to February 28, 1862.
Page 004Blank page.
Page 005Includes a quote by Barry Cornwall.
Page 006Pencil sketch of McLenan, as drawn by Solomon Eytinge.
Page 007 [10-10-1861]Newspaper clipping regarding a night cruise taken with the New York Harbor Police.
Page 008 [10-11-1861]Describes a letter received from his mother.
Page 009Newspaper clipping regarding a night cruise taken with the New York Harbor Police.
Page 010 [10-12-1861]Describes a letter received from his mother.
Page 011 [10-12-1861]Newspaper clipping regarding a night cruise taken with the New York Harbor Police.
Page 012 [10-14-1861]Mentions Joe Scoville's correspondent job for the ''London Herald and Standard.''
Page 013Newspaper clipping written by Fanny Fern regarding the donation of blankets for Union soldiers.
Page 014 [10-15-1861]Describes a visit to Mrs. Waud in Brooklyn.
Page 015 [10-16-1861]Mentions a visit to Jones and Mrs. Butler at their new boarding house.
Page 016Newspaper engravings of Thomas Nast, McLenan, and Anthony, drawn by Sol Eytinge.
Page 017 [10-20-1861]Regarding the family of Will Waud's wife.
Page 018 [10-20-1861]Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Page 019 [10-21-1861]Regarding the return of Morris to New York after visiting family.
Page 020 [10-22-1861]Regarding a story about Sally Nast, told by Frank Cahill.
Page 021 [10-23-1861]Mentions receiving a letter from Myron H. Cobb.
Page 022 [10-25-1861]Regarding Hawkins and his wife.
Page 023 [10-25-1861]Regarding the female boarders at his boarding house.
Page 024 [10-25-1861]Regarding the female boarders at his boarding house.
Page 025 [10-25-1861]Regarding the boarders at his boarding house.
Page 026 [10-25-1861]Regarding Fitz James O'Brien as a captain in the Union army.
Page 027 [10-26-1861]Describes a visit to William Leslie and his wife.
Page 028 [10-27-1861]Mentions a visit to the Harper's Brothers office.
Page 029 [10-28-1861]Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Page 030 [10-29-1861]Regarding troubles among the women boarders at his boarding house.
Page 031 [10-29-1861]Describes a conversation with Will Kidder about his sister Lotty.
Page 032 [10-30-1861]Describes a conversation with Will Kidder about his sister Lotty.
Page 033 [10-30-1861]Describes witnessing a fire.
Page 034 [10-31-1861]Describes various New York actors.
Page 035 [11-01-1861]Regarding being ill.
Page 036 [11-02-1861]Regarding a scandal at his boarding house.
Page 037 [11-02-1861]Regarding a scandal at his boarding house.
Page 038 [11-02-1861]Regarding a scandal at his boarding house.
Page 039 [11-02-1861]Regarding a scandal at his boarding house.
Page 040 [11-02-1861]Regarding a scandal at his boarding house.
Page 041 [11-02-1861]Regarding a scandal at his boarding house.
Page 042 [11-03-1861]Regarding Mrs. Butler's suitors.
Page 043 [11-03-1861]Regarding the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination.
Page 044 [11-03-1861]Regarding Newman.
Page 045 [11-04-1861]Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Page 046 [11-04-1861]Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Page 047 [11-04-1861]Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Page 048 [11-05-1861]Regarding more details about the shooting of a sergeant by Captain Fitz James O'Brien.
Page 049 [11-05-1861]Describes a conversation with T.W. Strong about Fitz James O'Brien, William North, and Mr. Kidder.
Page 050 [11-05-1861]Describes a conversation with T.W. Strong about Mrs. Winchester.
Page 051 [11-05-1861]Describes a letter received from George Bolton.
Page 052Newspaper clippings regarding the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Fitz James O'Brien.
Page 053 [11-07-1861]Mentions the offer of the ''Evening Post'' to make him a correspondent in Washington.
Page 054Newspaper clipping regarding the death of Henry Neill.
Page 055 [11-08-1861]Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Page 056Newspaper clipping regarding Frank Wood's lecture on secession in South Carolina from his experiences there in the winter of 1860.
Page 057Newspaper clipping regarding the marriage of Peter Y Cutler and Lizzie Pettit.
Page 058 [11-10-1861]Describes a visit to William Leslie with Ned Hayes.
Page 059 [11-10-1861]Mentions that Mrs. Clark has left his boarding house.
Page 060 [11-11-1861]Describes a row in his boarding house among George Boweryem and the women.
Page 061 [11-11-1861]Regarding Mrs. Geary.
Page 062 [11-12-1861]Describes jokes in the forms of fake letters played on George Boweryem and Frank Cahill by himself and N.G. Shepherd.
Page 063 [11-12-1861]Describes jokes in the forms of fake letters played on George Boweryem and Frank Cahill by himself and N.G. Shepherd.
Page 064 [11-13-1861]Regarding his quest to find the gravesite of Richard Bass.
Page 065 [11-14-1861]Mentions letters written by General Ripley and Colonel Dunnovant being captured by Union forces at Port Royal, South Carolina.
Page 066 [11-15-1861]Describes a night spent drinking with Frank Cahill and other boarders.
Page 067 [11-15-1861]Describes meeting Dr. Salter, the Charleston correspondent of ''The New York Times.''
Page 068 [11-16-1861]Describes meeting Dr. Salter, the Charleston correspondent of ''The New York Times.''
Page 069 [11-16-1861]Mentions McLenan's job being hurt by Frank Bellew's return to his old post.
Page 070 [11-18-1861]Describes a conflict between Frank Cahill and George Boweryem.
Page 071 [11-18-1861]Regarding Banks being hired by Frank Bellew for $5 per week.
Page 072 [11-19-1861]Mentions his nephew Edward Greatbatch enlisting in the Union army.
Page 073 [11-21-1861]Describes a letter received from his mother.
Page 074 [11-22-1861]Describes a letter received from his mother.
Page 075 [11-22-1861]Regarding Anglophobia in America during the Civil War.
Page 076 [11-22-1861]Describes a conversation with Frank Hillard about John Ware.
Page 077 [11-24-1861]Describes a conversation with Frank Hillard about John Ware.
Page 078 [11-24-1861]Regarding Alfred Waud and House's experiences at the First Battle of Bull Run.
Page 079 [11-26-1861]Mentions Jesse Haney's Thanksgiving plans.
Page 080 [11-28-1861]Describes a visit to Hayes the engraver.
Page 081 [11-29-1861]Regarding Mrs. Weaver, a female writer.
Page 082 [11-30-1861]Regarding a conversation with Professor Martin about the war and Mrs. Church.
Page 083 [11-30-1861]Regarding Amos Bowman's departure for California.
Page 084 [12-01-1861]Regarding Frank Cahill's and N.G. Shepherd's drinking.
Page 085 [12-02-1861]Regarding police brutality he witnessed at the Fourth Ward station house.
Page 086 [12-04-1861]Mentions news of Fitz James O'Brien.
Page 087 [12-06-1861]Regarding Frank Cahill's financial and drinking troubles.
Page 088 [12-06-1861]Mentions the return of Williams from Russia.
Page 089 [12-07-1861]Mentions a visit to the Edwards family.
Page 090 [12-09-1861]Regarding a visit to Alfred Waud's house and seeing only Waud's children.
Page 091 [12-09-1861]Describes meeting General Henry Washington Benham.
Page 092 [12-10-1861]Describes meeting General Henry Washington Benham.
Page 093 [12-11-1861]Regarding news received from his mother's and sister's letters.
Page 094 [12-11-1861]Regarding news received from his mother's and sister's letters.
Page 095 [12-12-1861]Regarding Morris's plans to lecture on ''War and Women.''
Page 096 [12-13-1861]Regarding Frank Wood.
Page 097 [12-13-1861]Describes a visit to Joe Scoville and his wife.
Page 098 [12-15-1861]Describes a visit to Joe Scoville and his wife.
Page 099 [12-15-1861]Describes a visit to Joe Scoville and his wife.
Page 100 [12-16-1861]Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Page 101 [12-17-1861]Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Page 102 [12-17-1861]Describes anti-England conversation in the ''New York Evening Post'' office.
Page 103 [12-18-1861]Mentions Glover's visit to his boarding house.
Page 104 [12-18-1861]Describes attending a lecture of Wendell Phillips.
Page 105 [12-19-1861]Describes attending a lecture of Wendell Phillips.
Page 106 [12-19-1861]Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Page 107 [12-20-1861]Describes a scene in which Frank Cahill came home drunk.
Page 108 [12-21-1861]Mentions Mrs. Boley's anger with Frank Cahill for squandering his rent money on alcohol.
Page 109 [12-21-1861]Regarding Frank Cahill's drinking.
Page 110 [12-22-1861]Regarding news of Jim Parton and Fanny Fern, heard from Jesse Haney.
Page 111 [12-22-1861]Regarding the marriage of Mort and Grace Thomson.
Page 112Newspaper clipping of wartime poem written by Eugenie A. Brinton.
Page 113 [12-24-1861]Regarding his thoughts on being an Englishman in America.
Page 114 [12-25-1861]Regarding Frank Bellew's Anglophobia.
Page 115 [12-25-1861]Regarding Frank Bellew.
Page 116 [12-25-1861]Describes the Edwards family's Christmas party.
Page 117 [12-25-1861]Describes the Edwards family's Christmas party.
Page 118 [12-26-1861]Describes having a drink with Edward Mullen and Frank Bellew at Crook and Duff's.
Page 119 [12-28-1861]Regarding news about the inhabitants of his boarding house.
Page 120 [12-28-1861]Regarding news about the inhabitants of his boarding house.
Page 121 [12-28-1861]Regarding meeting artist George Yewell upon his return from Paris.
Page 122 [12-29-1861]Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Page 123 [12-29-1861]Describes attending a Jewish family party as a reporter.
Page 124 [12-31-1861]Describes attending a Jewish family party as a reporter.
Page 125 [12-31-1861]Describes how he spent New Year's Eve, 1861.
Page 126Newspaper clipping written by Gunn regarding various concert saloons in New York.
Page 127Newspaper clipping written by Gunn regarding various concert saloons in New York.
Page 128Blank page.
Page 129Newspaper clipping written by Gunn regarding various concert saloons in New York.
Page 130Blank page.
Page 131Newspaper clipping written by Gunn regarding various concert saloons in New York.
Page 132Blank page.
Page 133Newspaper clipping written by Gunn regarding various concert saloons in New York.
Page 134Blank page.
Page 135 [12-25-1861]Handbill for the Edwards family's 1861 Christmas party.
Page 136 [12-25-1861]Reverse of handbill for the Edwards family's 1861 Christmas party.
Page 137Poem written by Jesse Haney for the Edwards family's 1861 Christmas party.
Page 138Poem written by Jesse Haney for the Edwards family's 1861 Christmas party.
Page 139Poem written by Jesse Haney for the Edwards family's 1861 Christmas party.
Page 140Poem written by Jesse Haney for the Edwards family's 1861 Christmas party.
Page 141 [01-18-1862]Newspaper clipping and engraving regarding Edward Serrell.
Page 142Poem written by Jesse Haney for the Edwards family's 1861 Christmas party.
Page 143Poem written by Jesse Haney for the Edwards family's 1861 Christmas party.
Page 144Poem written by Jesse Haney for the Edwards family's 1861 Christmas party.
Page 145Poem written by Jesse Haney for the Edwards family's 1861 Christmas party.
Page 146Poem written by Jesse Haney for the Edwards family's 1861 Christmas party.
Page 147Poem written by Jesse Haney for the Edwards family's 1861 Christmas party.
Page 148Newspaper clipping regarding a woman's meeting with General R. S. Ripley.
Page 149 [01-01-1862]Describes his New Year's Day calls to Frank Bellew and others.
Page 150 [01-01-1862]Describes a letter received from Edward Heylyn.
Page 151Newspaper engraving of Artemus Ward, drawn by Edward Mullen.
Page 152 [01-02-1862]Describes attending a lecture by Artemus Ward.
Page 153 [01-03-1862]Describes a visit to the Robertsons with George Boweryem.
Page 154 [01-03-1862]Describes a visit to the Robertsons with George Boweryem.
Page 155 [01-03-1862]Describes a visit to the Robertsons with George Boweryem.
Page 156 [01-03-1862]Describes a letter received from William Boutcher.
Page 157 [01-03-1862]Describes a letter received from William Boutcher.
Page 158 [01-04-1862]Regarding the Bellew family.
Page 159 [01-04-1862]Regarding the Bellew family.
Page 160 [01-04-1862]Regarding the Bellew family.
Page 161 [01-04-1862]Regarding the Bellew family.
Page 162 [01-05-1862]Mentions proposing to the ''New York Herald'' to become a Canadian correspondent for the newspaper.
Page 163 [01-08-1862]Mentions the financial state of the ''World.''
Page 164 [01-09-1862]Regarding fellow boarders in her boarding house.
Page 165 [01-09-1862]Regarding fellow boarders in her boarding house.
Page 166 [01-09-1862]Regarding fellow boarders in her boarding house.
Page 167 [01-10-1862]Mentions visits to the Edwards family and the Robertsons.
Page 168 [01-13-1862]Regarding the marriage of Frank Bellew and his wife.
Page 169 [01-13-1862]Mentions the departure of Howland for Paris.
Page 170 [01-14-1862]Newspaper clipping regarding General Foster.
Page 171 [01-15-1862]Regarding fellow boarder Frederick Watson.
Page 172 [01-16-1862]Describes Frederick Watson's stories about Allie Vernon.
Page 173 [01-16-1862]Describes Frederick Watson's stories about Allie and Josey Vernon.
Page 174 [01-16-1862]Describes Frederick Watson's stories about Allie and Josey Vernon.
Page 175 [01-16-1862]Describes Frederick Watson's stories about Allie Vernon.
Page 176 [01-16-1862]Describes Frederick Watson's stories about Josey Vernon and Lotty Kidder.
Page 177 [01-16-1862]Regarding a brawl involving Frederick Watson at the House of Commons tavern.
Page 178 [01-18-1862]Mentions seeing Frank and Patrick Beckett Bellew at Crook and Duff's.
Page 179 [01-18-1862]Newspaper clipping regarding the relationship between the United States and Great Britain during the American Civil War.
Page 180 [01-19-1862]Describes a small party he gave.
Page 181 [01-21-1862]Describes assisting Frank Bellew with drawings.
Page 182 [01-22-1862]Describes an evening spent at Frank Bellew's house drawing.
Page 183 [01-23-1862]Describes a talk with Jesse Haney about relations between the Nasts and the Edwards family.
Page 184 [01-23-1862]Describes a talk with Jesse Haney about relations between the Nasts and the Edwards family.
Page 185 [01-23-1862]Describes a talk with Jesse Haney about relations between the Nasts and the Eytinges.
Page 186 [01-23-1862]Describes a talk with Jesse Haney about Sally Nast.
Page 187 [01-24-1862]Describes a conversation with John Watson.
Page 188 [01-24-1862]Mentions Frank Bellew temporarily leaving his wife.
Page 189 [01-26-1862]Regarding Frank Bellew's opinions on women and marriage.
Page 190 [01-26-1862]Regarding the relationship between Patrick Beckett Bellew and his wife.
Page 191 [01-26-1862]Regarding Frank Bellew's opinions on women and marriage.
Page 192 [01-26-1862]Regarding Frank Bellew's marriage.
Page 193 [01-26-1862]Regarding Frank Bellew's marriage.
Page 194Ink sketch of Mrs. Bellew, presumably drawn by Frank Bellew.
Page 195 [01-26-1862]Regarding Frank Bellew's marriage.
Page 196 [01-27-1862]Describes a letter received from his nephew Edward Greatbatch about life as a soldier.
Page 197 [01-27-1862]Mentions at party for Eliza Edwards' seventeenth birthday.
Page 198 [01-29-1862]Mentions an advertisement against Alfred Waud taken out by Leggat.
Page 199 [01-29-1862]Describes Jack Crockett's wedding reception.
Page 200 [01-29-1862]Describes Jack Crockett's wedding reception.
Page 201 [01-29-1862]Describes his return to New York after Jack Crockett's wedding reception.
Page 202 [01-30-1862]Describes a letter received from his mother.
Page 203Newspaper clipping of a poem written by Gunn's sister Rosa.
Page 204 [01-30-1862]Regarding George Arnold.
Page 205 [01-31-1862]Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Page 206 [01-31-1862]Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Page 207 [01-31-1862]Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Page 208 [02-02-1862]Regarding Frank Bellew's pecuniary habits
Page 209 [02-04-1862]Newspaper clipping regarding the funeral of General Theodore Xavier Thomas.
Page 210 [02-02-1862]Regarding Eliza and Matty Edwards.
Page 211Newspaper clipping regarding the death of Mr. Willington of Charleston.
Page 212 [02-02-1862]Mentions a ball for the benefit of Serrell's regiment, which Eliza and Matty Edwards attended.
Page 213 [02-05-1862]Regarding the Edwards family.
Page 214 [02-06-1862]Regarding Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
Page 215 [02-06-1862]Regarding Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
Page 216 [02-06-1862]Regarding Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
Page 217 [02-06-1862]Regarding Patrick Beckett Bellew's arrest for fighting.
Page 218 [02-07-1862]Describes Frank Bellew's house.
Page 219 [02-07-1862]Mentions sending books to George Edwards, who is stationed at Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Page 220Engraving of G. W. Curtis.
Page 221 [02-07-1862]Mentions meeting T.W. Strong at Crook and Duff's.
Page 222 [02-08-1862]Describes a conversation with reporter Frederick Edge.
Page 223 [02-08-1862]Describes hearing the story of how Fitz James O'Brien shot Sergeant Davenport from Robertson.
Page 224 [02-09-1862]Describes hearing the story of how Fitz James O'Brien shot Sergeant Davenport from Robertson.
Page 225 [02-09-1862]Describes hearing the story of how Fitz James O'Brien shot Sergeant Davenport from Robertson.
Page 226 [02-11-1862]Briefly mentions attending a lecture by Frederick Douglass.
Page 227 [02-12-1862]Mentions speaking with Frederick Edge about becoming the New York correspondent for the ''London Star.''
Page 228 [02-14-1862]Regarding British reporter Frederick Edge.
Page 229 [02-15-1862]Regarding Squier's editor position at ''Frank Leslie's Illustrated News.''
Page 230 [02-15-1862]Describes having dinner at Frank Bellew's house.
Page 231 [02-16-1862]Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Page 232 [02-17-1862]Describes the scene in New York after the news of the capture of Fort Donelson.
Page 233 [02-17-1862]Mentions receiving a letter from George Edwards, Jr., which he gave to the ''Evening Post'' for publication.
Page 234 [02-18-1862]Mentions that Watson will be corresponding in Washington for ''The New York Times.''
Page 235 [02-18-1862]Describes a conversation with Fred Watson about Keane Richards.
Page 236 [02-18-1862]Describes a conversation with Fred Watson about Mrs. Norris and Charles Gayler.
Page 237 [02-19-1862]Describes a conversation with Charles Damoreau about John Nicholas and his bride.
Page 238 [02-19-1862]Mentions going to Barnum's Museum with Charles Damoreau.
Page 239 [02-19-1862]Mentions receiving a letter from Hannah Bennett.
Page 240 [02-19-1862]Mentions making an anti-slavery drawing for Frederick Edge.
Page 241 [02-21-1862]Regarding a walk in New York with Frederick Edge.
Page 242Newspaper clipping regarding a skirmish at Blooming Gap.
Page 243 [02-22-1862]Mentions Banks giving him a story idea.
Page 244 [02-24-1862]Newspaper clipping mentioning that Fitz James O'Brien has been shot while out scouting.
Page 245 [02-23-1862]Describes seeing the performance of a magician, ''Professor Adrien.''
Page 246 [02-24-1862]Describes seeing the performance of a magician, ''Professor Adrien.''
Page 247Newspaper clipping regarding the life of James Thomas.
Page 248 [02-25-1862]Regarding discussion of Fitz James O'Brien having been shot at Crook and Duff's.
Page 249 [02-26-1862]Mentions visiting James Thomas at the New York Hotel.
Page 250 [02-28-1862]Regarding Frederick Edge and Frederick Watson.
Page 251Back fly-leaf.
Page 252Back cover.
Page 253 [01-02-1878]Newspaper clipping regarding John Bonner.
Page 254 [1862]Note written by Mattie Edwards inviting Gunn to a birthday party.
Page 255Note written by Sallie Edwards returning books to Gunn that he had lent to her.
Page 256Reverse of note written by Sallie Edwards to Gunn.
Page 257 [1898]Reproduction of the front page of ''The New York Herald'' from April 20, 1861, regarding the departure of the 7th New York regiment for Washington.
Page 258Newspaper clipping written by Alfred Waud regarding a day at a camp of the Army of the Potomac.
Page 259Newspaper clipping written by Alfred Waud regarding a day at a camp of the Army of the Potomac.
Page 260 [1888]Newspaper clipping of an obituary for Frank Bellew.
Page 261 [06-30-1888]Newspaper clipping of an obituary for Frank Bellew from ''The New York Times.''