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[note from Mattie Edwards to Gunn]
		745 Broadway
		Thursday morning

Mr Gunn
	Dear Sir
		We received an invitation
for this evening, to the house of Mr & Mrs
Serrell, and were politely invited to bring
our beaux along, [unclear word] if you look upon your-
self in that light, we should like to have
you go.
		Let us know if such is the
case, and oblige yours truly
		Mattie Edwards.

April 26th /60
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and forty-two
Description:Note from Matty Edwards to Gunn, inviting him to a party at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Serrell.
Subject:Edwards, Martha; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Serrell, Edward W. ; Serrell, Edward W., Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):747 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.