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	   An Evening at 745.
all the time, but danced and did my best to forget
my state, not successfully.     The girls were full
of spirits and good-humor.        Sally in the new
dress looked capitally, and soon questioned Welles
with characteristic dexterity about Nast s former
flame and journey to Rochester, which  Tommy 
had denied or concealed from her.  Welles corobbora-
ted the information and Sally told me of her
manoeuve.      I am pretty sure she has kept back
a sly item or two concerning her relations with
Nast, indeed she allowed it by implication.   Matty
was very good and kind and pretty tonight, too,
and Eliza bade me to the theatre with them to-mor-
row, I believe at Haney s suggestion.      We stop-
ped till past 12, then broke up, homewards, Pol-
hemus going a bit of the way with me.  He is a black-
haired young fellow with a clear complexion and
good color who looks handsomish at a little distance,
but less satisfactory from a nearer point of view.
  22.  Thursday.    Horrible oppression on chest
and stomach and generally sick.       By 1. P. M.
went to see Dixon and got a prescription from him,
meeting the Scotchman Sutherland, and Hayes (the
scene-painter) by the way.            A lovely, clear, cool,
sunny day, determined not to return to my room,
so went down town, called at Paul s and Ha-
ney s, and after some waiting the latter came in.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and twenty-five
Description:Describes an evening spent with the Edwards family.
Date:1860-11-21
Subject:Dixon; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes (painter); Nast, Thomas; Paul; Physicians and surgeons; Polhemus; Sutherland; Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Rochester, [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.