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              Cornelius Bagster in New York.
ginning of the great snow-storm on his way
to Jersey, where I suppose a union with
a woman divorced by her husband, is legal.
  Parting from Haney, went down town to the
office by 12  .      Found that  two gentlemen 
had called there for me leaving card on which
was the name of  C. Birch Bagster,  with
an up-town address.   It is Cornelius of the
Paternoster Row firm.
  3.  Saturday.   A drenching, wrathfully
stormy day and night, with not a pause of
fair weather.     Down town, to Office, Nick-
nax ditto (with two drawings on wood, done
yesterday) anon uptown.       Out to auction
at 10, but found the doors closed.  To bed
with the rain dashing vindictively at the window
panes.
  4.  Sunday.    Cold, clear and sunny.
To 48th street, C. Bagster just gone out.
Return, found Damoreau in my room.    He
dined with me and stayed till 4, when we
turned out together, parting at Union Square,
he going to the Winchesters , I to 16th street.
Damoreau s sister still boards with the Winches-
ter family, though she has preferred taking a
little shop to investing her savings in the infalli-
ble remedy for consumption in which they are
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page eighty-seven
Description:Describes a visit from Charles Damoreau.
Date:1860-11-02
Subject:Bagster, Cornelius Birch; Brown, Emma; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marriage; Parton, James
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street; Union Square
Scan Date:2010-04-27

 

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.