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            Mary Anne and her Sons in Illinois.
and, in an hour, to bed.
  14.  Wednesday.   A letter from Mary Anne,
written on the 5th, the  day before election  when
Fred intends to deposit  his first vote for the rail-
splitter.      The family have  moved from the log-
cabin and are now living at Mr Norton s, hav-
ing the basement and two bed-rooms.   Norton is
from Maine, and  the boy s guardian.   Crops
pretty good,   boys have picked and cribbed part
of theirs   it is selling at a dreadfully low price,
18 and 19 cents a bushel   prairie settling up
fast   land to be bought cheap, at $6 and $8
the acre   the boys have their team of horses as
the trifle that was due them from the estate.   Thus
my sister in Illinois.      Writing, miserably.
Walked to 48th street, called at the house where
Bagster is stay, didn t find him, returned,
wrote or tried to till 9, then rushed out and
called on Mrs Jewell, her daughters and Wall,
finding the whole of them together.   Mrs Sexton,
who was sitting up in bed, with her baby, talked
of Alf Waud s establishment.      It is in Brook-
lyn, Gowanus  way, the family sharing the house
with another.     Mrs Eytinge junior wants to be
a visitor, but Alf s  wife  is indisposed towards
receiving her.   Sol goes there.     I shouldn t wonder
if daily intimacy with him has biassed Alf against
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and nine
Description:Describes a letter from Mary Anne Greatbatch.
Date:1860-11-13
Subject:Agriculture; Bagster, Cornelius Birch; Elections; Eytinge, Solomon; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Lincoln, Abraham; Norton; Sexton, Nelly; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Wall; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]; Illinois
Coverage (Street):48th Street
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.