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	Rather Sick.     Cornelius Bagster.
to sympathize with.    In Sally there are
impulses to trustfulness and belief that are
exquisitely touching, the more so for their con-
trasting with her cleverness and occasional
delicious bits of humbug.    This girl will never
be happy or content with a husband who does
not understand her, will make a rare wife
to one who does, and who loves her to boot!
Oh me! what a mischance that Haney s suit
miscarried! how I could wish her his   and
yet they d hardly be happy together.       To
the house by 11   and I walked to 16th street
subsequently.             I don t think I ever
put down that Nast s father was one of
Dodsworth s well-known brass band before.  He
died not long before Tommy s introduction to
745.
  23.  Friday.   Abed from the effects of my
dosing during the best part of the forenoon.
Cornelius Bagster up for an hour and more,
not much of an acquisition.     A dark, dull
day, with rain and wind, rising to a fierce
storm at night.   Writing during the afternoon
and till 10, when Boweryem came up and sat
till 12.     No attack of horrors to-day.
  24.  Saturday.     Cold, clear and sunny, an
icy wind blowing.     Down town, to the Post-of-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and twenty-eight
Description:Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards about Thomas Nast.
Date:1860-11-22
Subject:Bagster, Cornelius Birch; Boweryem, George; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast; Nast, Thomas; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):745 [Broadway]; 16th 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.