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      Fan s Tea-Fight.   News from Chacombe.
their dresses  &c!!!                Morris returned
from Fanny s in a generally beaming state at
11, having passed a very pleasant evening.
Mr. and Mrs Edwards, the three girls, Haney,
Welles and the Thomsons constituted the company.
They talked, supped, had punch, music and
the girls sang a song or two, against their liking.
  14.  Monday.   Out in the afternoon, down
Broadway, dropped into King s shop, supped
latish at Haney s, finding  a hop  in progress
on my return in honor of landlady s birthday.
  15.  Tuesday.   In doors all day.  A letter
from Hannah.  John, her brother, that good,
kind, honest fellow has been unusually ill.   He
went to London with little Gazey, to see the Cattle
show, the exertion upset him, he had to consult a phy-
sician and return home.   Bile, say the doctors.
One evening, he and my dear girl being alone
in the parlor, the others away at Banbury,
he had such an attack of palpitation of the heart
that he thought he was going to die.     How I can
fancy the scene.           The sisters were sent for in
a hurry.    He has revived, is very weak.       Thinks
of joining the Banbury Volunteer Rifle corps.   Wil-
liam Bolton has done so.       He has had another
liver attack; doctors say  the end will be serious. 
He talks of building a house in the spring, at
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page nineteen
Description:Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett about her brother John's health.
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bennett, John; Bolton, William; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Fern, Fanny; Gazey; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Potter, Mrs.; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Banbury, [England]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2011-01-29


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of the New York literary Bohemians, visits to the Edwards family, the activities of London detective Arthur Ledger who is staying in his boarding house, Thomas Nast's courtship of Sally Edwards, two masked balls at his boarding house, a visit to Lotty Granville at Fordham, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, and a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Detectives; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Fordham, New York; New Jersey
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.