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             The future  Hans Breitmann. 
reau afterwards to Haney s and to a German
place in Spring Street, where we played a game
at billiards       Returned to my attic at midnight,
the night as dreary as my own thoughts and condition.
  28.  Wednesday.   Diarrhaeish.   To Harper s.
Quoth John Bonner,  Your handwriting is so like
Banks  that I thought your M.S. was his and
put it aside.   I ll read it to-day.      To  Courier 
office, Briggs and Watson there, with the latter to
Crook and Duff s.    Damoreau came.      To Frank
Leslie s, to Haney s and meeting Stephens the ar-
tist, with him to the  Vanity Fair  office, where I
was introduced to Leland, the editor, Frank
Wood s successor.    Up-ton, the sunlight coming
out again.        Writing, to Hannah.     Haney came
to supper, by 8   to 745 with him.   The
three girls there, father and mother at the theatre.
Talk, at the table and by the fireside, Eliza asleep
in an arm-chair, Sally conversing with me, Ha-
ney with Mat, and generally.     George Edwards
came in and bored me, but a lot of telegraph talk
which cut in between little confidences with Sally
about herself.      Anne came too, with her brother
and later Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, the latter of
whom most kindly invited me to to-morrow s thanks-
giving dinner.        Walked home with Haney at mid-
night, talking of things by the way.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and thirty-five
Description:Mentions receiving an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner with the Edwards family.
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bennett, Hannah; Bonner, John; Briggs, Charles F.; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, George, Jr.; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Leland; Publishers and publishing; Stephens, Henry L.; Vanity fair.; Watson; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):745 [Broadway]; Spring Street
Scan Date:2010-04-29


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.