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	          At 745.
hour or so after reading the contents.
 Major Percy met Gun and Cahill together.
Cahill told Percy that he came over here on
speculation.            To the Institute fair,
to report its closing night, then to 745.   The
sisters present, Matty suffering from an extreme
cold in the eyes, which had confined her to a dark
room previously   the affection either the result
of exposure on the house-top, on the night of the
procession, or on the ferry-boat yesternight,
going to Brooklyn to visit the Rees  family.
She presently retired.       Talking with Eliza
(whom I brought some music for) and Sally.
Mr. Edwards, Jack, and anon Anne and
Mr. Pounds (brother to George s wife) appeared.
Chaff at and with Anne, Sally abetting.     Anne
is sharpish and shallow, inclined to play school-
mistress, but not ill-natured; Sally don t like
her, I can see.        When Pounds followed my
example in rising to go, he, in virtue, I sup-
pose, of his demi-relationship, kissed Sally
on the cheek, which Jack (who has strict no-
tions on the osculatory business in connection
with his sisters) rather demurred at, not to
say resented.              Turned into Pfaff s,
thinking I might find Shepherd.   Only Mullen,
F. Wood, Launt Thompson the sculptor,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page thirty-four
Description:Describes a visit to the Edwards family at 745 Broadway.
Date:1860-10-06
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mullen, Edward F.; Pfaff's (New York, N.Y.); Pounds; Reese; Shepherd, N.G.; Thompson, Launt; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):745 [Broadway]
Scan Date:2010-04-26

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen
Description:Includes descriptions of attending a lecture by J.H. Siddons on Queen Victoria; seeing tightrope walker Charles Blondin perform; boarding house living; his freelance writing and drawing work; visits to the Edwards family and his friendship with Sally Edwards; a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to New York; his work as a reporter for ''The New York World;'' a visit to a dog fighting establishment; an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting 1860 election returns; and Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Police; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina
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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.