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          At Church with Matty and Others.
sitting on sofa beside Matty, the rest of the
family upstairs, presently down.       And we
talked till tea-time and oh! how different
it was to boarding-house surroundings! and
how I loved them all!           After tea Matt,
Eliza, John and I went to Chapin s, I
walking with the first.    I had had a
bit of a dispute with the pretty girl, originating
in her overhearing something spoken in confidences
with Sally and attributed, mistakingly by her
to herself, resulting in a real clearing-up and
reconciliation.     She couldn t help her temper
at times  said kind Matty, who sang beside
me out of the same hymn-book and whose fair
head nestled in a corner of the pew during the
sermon, which I could have wished might have
lasted for ever, for the presence of these two
girls made the place a blessed one to me, a
sanctuary in which the cruel devils of self rep-
roach and despair couldn t come to rend my
heart and soul into tatters, as they have been
doing all the past week.      We took young
Tousey, son of the news agent home with us, and
as is usual of Sunday nights found Mr and
Mrs George Edwards there.    Said Sally to
me   Sally, looking handsome in a new green
dress with gold braid ornamenting its body in
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and twenty
Description:Describes attending church with Martha and Eliza Edwards.
Date:1860-11-18
Subject:Clothing and dress; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George, Jr.; Edwards, George, Jr., Mrs.; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Religion; Tousey
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.