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              Roman Catholic Fancy Fair.
his wife.     The latter had been married pre-
viously to her present husband s brother, who is
still alive.      Very American.    A vile muggy,
muddy, drizzly night.            Supped at Haney s,
then parting, I went to 745.              Honeywell there
and anon Mort Brown came from Chapin s with
Jack, the family, including Ann as usual.       Haney
didn t show up at all.    Talked with Matty a
little, Sally more; evening partly lively, with pau-
ses.        Wrote half a letter to Bellew this morning.
  22.  Monday.  Office.  Sent back to my  dogs. 
At the article hard till 7, then down-town to
Office again.  Up again to report Roman Catholic
fancy fair business where I met Webb of the
Times and where innumerable Irish girls pest-
ered us to  take chances  in all sorts of twenty-
five and fifteen cent lottery-dodges, after the
manner of the ginger-bread nut virgins of Green-
wich Fair.     Then to the Burton sale, there
half an hour, then down town to Office again
to write reports, returning within half an hour
of midnight.      Dog-tired and nervous.    May-
ers of our paper died yesterday morning.   He
was an English Jew, had lived in Australia.
He died of consumption and bronchitis; it was
mentioned as I sat writing in the office at night.
I had not seen him there for the last week or so.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page sixty-seven
Description:Describes attending a ''Roman Catholic Fancy Fair.''
Date:1860-10-21
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Brown, Mortimer; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Fairs; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Irish; Journalism; Mayers; New York times.; New York world.; Webb (reporter)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, 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.