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	A  Wide Awake  Procession.
tension, on his descent.         Returned to the city
with Wood and one Cutler, an acquaintance
of his    a flaneur  as Wood, in his affected
French jargon, denominated him.  Supper.
Wrote report, then off to the big Republican Mass
meeting at the Cooper Institute.     A dense crowd,
within and without the budding, stands for spea-
kers, torches, lamps,  Wide Awake  clubs
and a picturesque spectacle generally.  Sent off
Blondin by 3rd Avenue car, jumping aboard
anf feeing driver to take it, went back to house
and wrote till midnight, then sent that off in
a similar manner to the other.    Then to bed,
tired enough.
  14.  Friday.  To Office.      Overhauling papers
to make up a column of items about schools,
then out to call at some of them.     Met Jim
Parton in Broadway; he returned from his
Lake trip with Fanny yesterday.     They were
on board the Lady Elgin steamer on the trip
preceding that on which she was sunk, with
a dreadful loss of life   among the persons drow-
ned Ingram the Illustrated London News
publisher.  During the absence of Jim and Fan-
ny, Grace and Ella have boarded with Sol
Robinson, at his little Westchester farm   apro-
pos of whom, I omitted to put down that he
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page two hundred and thirty-one
Description:Mentions the sinking of the Lady Elgin in Lake Michigan.
Date:1860-09-13
Subject:Blondin, Charles; Cutler; Eldredge, Ellen; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ingram; Journalism; Lady Elgin (Ship); Parton, James; Robinson, Solon; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.