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	 Wales  in New York City.
found myself standing beside him more
than once; he turned and surveyed our
group, when feeding.     We had a pretty
good meal subsequently.   The firing, music
and excitement didn t improve my head-
ache.        I got out of Castle Garden
with some difficulty, seeing Wilbour, F.
Leslie and others I knew within, and find-
ing the two Wauds  sketching outside one of 
the lines of soldiers, without the building, Alf
in his normal state of temper.           Making
my way through the squares and lines of
military, occupying the whole of the Battery,
and up Broadway   rather a conspicuous
business, for the sidewalks, trees, house-tops,
windows and every available point of sight
were crowded, hence I had to go up the
road-way which the police kept free   I got
with difficulty to the  World Office,  wrote a
brief article for the evening paper, then up the
Bowery, by car, to Bleecker street.    From
thence, 3.30.       I wrote till 10.30, with
the intermission of our 6   o clock meal.
Got Boweryem to take copy down, being very
exhausted and nervous, though I could write
rapidly enough.    The lower part of my spine
felt burning hot.        Went out for ale as an
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page forty-six
Description:Describes a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to the United States.
Date:1860-10-11
Subject:Boweryem, George; Edward VII, King of Great Britain; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Leslie, Frank; New York world.; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Wilbour
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street; Broadway
Scan Date:2010-04-26

 

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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.