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                 The Japs  in New York. 
strike and the certainty of  Momus  coming to
grief uncontinently, if Addey don t succeed in
getting a partner.        To 745.      Up on the roof
with Haney and the girls, dressed in all their
best.     Jack there, anon others, papa Edwards,
Honeywell, Knudsen, a young brother to pretty Miss Brown
(who has gone to Europe) Mr Williston and
more.      Two hours of looking on.    The Japanese
by no means handsome or imposing personages,
the three chief personages looking neither to the
right nor the left, maintaining their oriental dig-
nity, the inferiors in station livelier.       Over by
6; down stairs in basement, visitors supped
and left, then we supped en famille.  Talk af-
ter.   Sally sick and headachey; talking half-con-
fidentially with her.    Proposition to go out to see
the illuminations; Haney, who had been letting Eli-
za do what she liked with him, of course  squired
her, Sally s headache absolved her from going, so 
I had charge of Matty.                The two had twenty
minutes  start of us, owing to Matty s going up
stairs to change slippers for boots, during which
delay I talked with Sally at the street-door.
Through the crowd   not such a dense one as on 
the cable celebration, when I had the same com-
panion   to the Metropolitan Hotel, which was
decorated with flags and lanterns.   Was recog-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page thirty-nine
Description:Describes a parade of the Japanese embassy in New York.
Date:1860-06-16
Subject:Addey; Brown, Josie; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Japanese; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Momus.; Newman; Publishers and publishing; Williston; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of New York literary Bohemians, Frank Cahill fleeing for England after spending money that was meant for ''The New York Picayune,'' visits to the Edwards family, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and other friends on the Fourth of July, a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's, witnessing a fire at Washington Market, the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island, an excursion aboard the ship Great Eastern, a vacation at Grafton with the Edwards family, his growing friendship with Sally Edwards, Lotty Granville's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at his boarding house, Frank Bellew's return to England, and visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with friends for an article.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Grafton, 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.