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          Nast Campaigning with Garibaldi.
  23.  Tuesday.  Woke ill, nervous and un-
refreshed from a night haunted with my daily
avocations.   Resolved to stop in-doors during the
morning and to finish dog-article, so wrote on,
with a horrible, nervous headache till 1  , then
down-town, tired, hurried and half-blind.
Absolved from further labor today.  Up-town, walk-
ing with Underhill most of the way, then to bed
and, thank God! to sleep for a couple of hours.
  To 745 in the evening, the streets and store
fronts crowded, in consequence of the Union or 
Democratic procession.            All the folks present,
the girls, Anne, George, his children, Haney,
Knudsen, Mort Brown, a Mr. Polhemus and
the Nichols of the bouquet.   Down-stairs, saw
a photograph of Nast, which had just arrived,
with letters from him.     In consequence of his
sending no address on his leaving England, Jack,
his principal correspondent, didn t know where
to write to him, until, I suppose, the arrival
of the letter, which awaited our return from
Grafton Centre.            Nast is on Garibaldi s
staff, has been under fire, rooms with Colo-
nel Peard,  Garibaldi s Englishman,  and
writes that he has to rise at 3, to ride till
10 before breakfast, also that he expects to re-
turn to New York a general, apprending, as
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page sixty-eight
Description:Mentions that Thomas Nast is working for Giuseppe Garibaldi in Europe.
Date:1860-10-23
Subject:Brown, Mortimer; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George, Jr.; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Garibaldi, Giuseppe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Journalism; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Nast, Thomas; Nicholas, John G.W.; Parades; Peard, John Whitehead; Polhemus; Underhill, Ed
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.