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              A Day with the Edwardses.
  29.  Thursday.   A mild, sunny day, fit
for a holiday.   At 10   to 745, found Sally
in the basement, when she took me to the rear
of the house to exhibit a tasty and handsome
bouquet, received that morning; of course sent
by Nichols.          Sally was dressed for walking
and presently her sisters appeared and anon
Mr. and Mrs. Edwards.        Jack went on ahead
with Matty and Eliza, and, after an interval
of sunny waiting at the open street-door, looking
into Broadway, Mr. and Mrs. E. joined Sally
and myself.     We took the 6th Avenue cars to
the Central Park, where we rejoined the others,
with Haney who had come up from down-town.
An hour and a half s ramble in the Park,
walking mostly with Sally, sometimes with the
rest.       Talk about Nast.     Return to town and
a home-like turkey-dinner which I should have
enjoyed enormously, if I hadn t felt out of sorts,
bodily.      After dinner, the girls went up-stairs,
Mr. and Mrs E. dozed in their chairs and I
did the same.     Awakening uneasily, with a moody
fit on me, and a consciousness of the cosiness
of the room, the tramp of feet in Broadway
without, my own boarding-house attic awaiting
me, after this bit of home-heaven, of my own
condition, I went up-stairs, found Haney and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and thirty-six
Description:Describes Thanksgiving Day spent with the Edwards family.
Date:1860-11-29
Subject:Central Park (New York, N.Y.); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; Nicholas, John G.W.; Thanksgiving Day
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):745 Broadway; 6th Avenue
Scan Date:2010-04-29

 

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.