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	         Bob off, this time.
He had managed to get his money refunded,
losing, therefore, only $10, additional price for
passage by the other steamer.      Ledger, Mor-
ris and I in carriage, day overcast and breezy
but not unpleasant.   Arrived at the pier, near
about Barclay Street, we are presently joined
by Berger, Billington, Cutler, Tracy, Shep-
herd, Damoreau and Cahill.       The usual lively
scene of debarkation, baggage being got aboard,
vehicles arriving with passengers, heavy, hairy-faced
sailors leaning in lounging ease over the sides of
the vessel, presenting a strong contrast to a squad
of soldiers in their stiff military equipments, on
their way to Florida.     Common-faced dogs these
last were too, with countenances of the willow-pat-
tern order, which nature turns out by the hun-
dred, as Hood has it.       Bob Gun, in cap and
colored suit, stood the centre of a little smoking
circle, the recipient of no end of chaff.      Present-
ly we had to quit the deck of the vessel for
the wharf, and after half-an-hour s delay the
ship steamed gallantly out.       We gave Gun three-
cheers as it did so, from the extreme end of the
pier, to which he responded by waving his hand-
kerchief as long as it could be discerned.      There
was a sailor boy who came hurrying, a little too
late to get aboard and in a great state of anxiety.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and eleven
Description:Describes seeing Bob Gun off on his journey to Cuba.
Date:1860-03-19
Subject:Billington; Burger; Cahill, Frank; Cutler, Peter Y.; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ledger, Arthur; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Shepherd, N.G.; Tracy
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Barclay Street
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
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.