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	Nicholas and Sally.
fice, to that where Oliver Hillard is employed 
to Haney s and the Courier.      Smith told me
that Abrahams returns to England to-day, on
a visit.        Up-town.  Phillips called.  Haney came at 6, sup-
ped with me and, at about 9, we went to 745,
finding the girls there and Nichols   he of the
bouquet.    Seated at the circular table, not
far from Sally, with Matt on the other side of
him, he looked handsome, being a tall, dark-
curly-haired man of over thirty, with an acquiline
nose, but however too small a head.     We cut into
conversation merrily and thereby, I think, relieved
Nichols who was approaching the awful pause of
used-upedness as to topics.            After I had talked
awhile with Sally and discursively to Matty (who
has been in the kindest of humors since our little
Sunday night s explanation) Sally went off to the
sofa, whither Nichols presently followed her.    Mean
time Haney went up-stairs to Mrs Edwards and
anon returned, Eliza sang at the piano, Anne plied
her needle and I talked with on and the other,
principally Eliza.     Presently we had a dance,
the Lancers, I dancing with Sally.       A merryish
evening altogether.      Nichols left at 11; he lives
at Newark; Haney and I half an hour later.
A deathly-cold night, with a fierce wind blowing.
  25.  Sunday.  Not up till late, having slept
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and twenty-nine
Description:Describes an evening spent with the Edwards family.
Date:1860-11-24
Subject:Abrahams; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Oliver; Nicholas, John G.W.; Phillips; Smith, James L.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Newark, [New Jersey]
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.