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           Sixteen Children and a Second Wife.
gether, to find Rondel s residence which we
didn t accomplish, then up Broadway (meeting
one Weed, a friend of Charley s) to 16th
street; an hour at Haney s, then returned to
dinner.   Charley left me at about 3  .   Writing
a little.    In the evening to church, finding Mr
and Mrs Edwards in the family pew; went home
with them subsequently, finding Haney, Jack and
the girls there, Anne also.         Stayed till the usual
hour.    A little confidence of Sally s anent Tommy
of which more anon.
  3.  Monday.   To the Cooper Institute and after
waiting awhile, saw McElrath, who proposed seeing
Gibbons to-day.    Return, did a drawing on wood
and wrote a short article, took them to the Vanity
Fair office by 4, meeting Billington by the way.
  He told me he was attending medical lectures, having
nothing else to do.   Return.     Damoreau came in
the evening.      Talking incidentally he mentioned that
his father, a dealer in straw bonnets, after the
death of his first wife, by whom he had sixteen
children (the majority dead, now) married again
with his servant-girl, dying two years subsequent.
Charley stayed till 11, and we went out for stews
together.
  4.  Tuesday.   Down-town in a snow storm,
meeting Alf Waud, in Broadway, near Wall
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and forty
Description:Mentions a visit with the Edwards family after church.
Date:1860-12-02
Subject:Billington; Brown; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gibbons; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; McElrath; Nast, Thomas; Rondel; Vanity fair.; Waud, Alfred; Weed (II)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street; Broadway; Wall Street
Scan Date:2010-04-29

 

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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.