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[letter to Gunn]
			New York Jany 6, 1860
     Thomas Butler Gunn Esq.
	The undersigned participators in the
Christmas festivity at 745 Broadway wish in
this manner to assure you of their great
gratification with the printed report of their
merry making from your hand in the Sunday
Courier for New Years  day last.  Conceived in
a most excellent spirit and executed with
great delicacy and felicity both of thought
and expression it gave unqualified pleasure to
the entire circle by each of whom the article will
be preserved and cherished not only as a
souvenir of a most happy event but as no
inconsiderable part of the event
	And they further assure you that valued
as is your report for its own merits, it is no less
esteemed for the hand from which it came.
	Geo. Edwards		Jack Edwards
	S Edwards		Sallie    
	         		Mattie   
	A S Edwards		Eliza   
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page two hundred and fifteen
Description:Letter to Gunn from the Edwards family and others, thanking him for his article about their Christmas party in the ''Sunday Courier.''
Date:1860-01-06
Subject:Christmas; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Sunday courier.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):745 Broadway
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

Volume
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.