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till past midnight.
  17.  Sunday.  Lovely day.  Finished Scal-
pel article by 4 P. M and took it to Dixon s,
then to 16th St.     Haney out of town on a fish-
ing excursion of some days duration with Smith of
the Courier.     To Frank Hillards .   Oliver in
Boston.     Out with Frank and his little girl to
Madison Square.    Tea.     I to Chapin s; thence
to Edwards.    Knudsen there and George Edwards.
The girls had been to Brooklyn, to hear Beecher
this morning, which in addition to a Central Park
ramble in the afternoon had tired out Matty, so
she had gone to bed.   Talk with Sally and Eliza.
Haney has been at the house every day during the
past week, Nast also, almost.          The Califor-
nian, whats his name has written a stupid acros-
tic to Sally and otherwise declared himself.   Sally,
like Rosa Dartle  wanting to know  the several
little games of the visitors.   I can t tell her much;
wouldn t do.     Stopped till 11.          Query. May
not Haney have some latent squinting towards
Eliza?     She has the most character, the finest
intellectual face of the three and in a year or
two    .  He may be able to take a wife then.
He was piqued at her goings on with Nast, at
Grafton and resented them considerably.  Little
Nast is now attentive to Eliza, comes and sings
with her etc.          Wells has let his moustaches
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and fourteen
Description:Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Subject:Beecher, Henry Ward; Dixon, E.H.; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George, Jr.; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Frank; Hillard, Miss; Hillard, Oliver; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Monroe; Nast, Thomas; Smith, James L.; Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street; Madison Square
Scan Date:2011-01-31


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the antics of New York literary Bohemians, Fanny Fern and James Parton's marriage, visits to the Edwards family, a Fourth of July excursion with the Edwards family and other friends, letters from Frank Cahill and Bob Gun's mistresses, Jesse Haney's proposal of marriage to Sally Edwards and rejection, Charles Damoreau's return from Boston to live in New York, and attending the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Christmas; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.