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	The Firemen s Parade.
firemen s parade in honor of the Prince.
Looking in at 745 found only Mrs. Edwards
in her work room, the girls, their father and
others all gone to see the procession.  Haney
and Hayes had just called and were on the
track.      So I set off up Broadway, to Union
Square where the crowd was thick, up 14th
street, where the companies of firemen stood
with their blazing torches, awaiting the order
of march, up the 5th avenue to Madison
square.   Here the crowd was at its densest, 
the Prince and suite being on the balcony of
the hotel.  Anne Edwards under the convoy
of Knudsen passed me, just before arriving
there, telling me that Eliza with her father was
further ahead, that they had got parted from
Mat and Sally and their respective companions.
I helped two women out of the crowd into a
side street, and returned to the spectacle
When the line of march commenced, the scene
excelled anything of the sort I have ever witnessed.
The firemen bore torches or lamps and there
was a perfect Vesuvius of parti-colored rockets
and roman candles about the hotel, the bands
played and the Prince acknowledged the cheers
of the companies by touching his hat, after his
fashion.      Back to 745, Eliza and her father
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page fifty-four
Description:Describes a firemen's parade in honor of the Prince of Wales.
Date:1860-10-13
Subject:Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Edward VII, King of Great Britain; Firemen; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes, Edward; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Parades
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):745 Broadway; 5th Avenue; 14th Street; Madison Square; Union Square
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.