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[note to Gunn from Sallie Edwards]
		Tuesday Morning
		January 3rd 1860.


Mr Gunn

		Pray excuse my
thoughtlessness and selfishness
in not offering you this book
last night, as you can just as
well have it now as not for
it does not matter in the
least when I finish and you
probably want it for something
of importance.  Hoping that
my rudeness is not unfavorable
I remain Yours Very Sincerely
	Sallie Edwards
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and forty-one
Description:Note from Sally Edwards to Gunn, stating that she is returning a book to him.
Date:1860-01-03
Subject:Books and reading; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler
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.