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	Reportorial and Rainy.
and I talked and chaffed most of the
evening, which passed lively enough.   One
of the peculiarities of this girl is that she specu-
lates about life and death and eternity and
likes to gather one s opinions about these not or-
dinary topics of thought of a girl of nineteen.
She admitted she once had a terrible temper
and used to fight with Matty, who was the stron-
ger, but lacked persistence.       Mr Edwards
and Jack came in at length and by 11, Mrs
E., tired out from her long day s labor.   I
left soon after and walked attic-wards through
the rain. 
  20.  Saturday.  Send off letter to Hannah.
Down town to office and up-again, to write, till
night, my Dog article for the paper.    A dull
day, ending in rain, which determined me
on staying in doors and not going to the Bur-
ton sale, as I had some thoughts of.   So I had
an hour with Montaigne and was happy for 
that time.
  21.  Sunday.  Rain and drizzle.   In the
afternoon to Brooklyn with Boweryem, to visit
Butler s dog-establishment, there till nightfall,
returning Williamsburgh way, where Boweryem
called on a family of his innumerable acquain-
tance, a printer on the Daily News and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page sixty-six
Description:Describes a visit to Francis Butler's dog-establishment with George Boweryem.
Date:1860-10-19
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Books and reading; Boweryem, George; Butler, Francis; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]; Williamsburg, [New York]
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.