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             Hither and thither.     At 745.
boy with fancy sketches, when, fearing to
risk longer waiting and getting a policeman
to promise to bring the missing item, if obtain-
able, I set off to the Associated Press office.
Down-town looked strange and solemn and snowy,
scarcely a soul abroad in the deserted streets.
Up to the office, then up Broadway and after 
some waiting, to Bleecker Street in a 6th ave-
nue car.         Abed by 4, slept till 11.      Out
to see Mc. Elrath at the Cooper Institute.
He has seen Gibbons   nothing definite, as yet.
Return to dinner, then down-town, to  Vanity
Fair  Office, saw Leland, to Haney s, then
returned.         Haney came to supper, stayed
till 9, then we both went to 745.          The girls
and Anne present, the latter just returned
from her brother George s residence, with the
intelligence that Mrs. G. has another child.     Pa-
terfamilias came anon, and Jack and Mrs.
Edwards.           Talk about Christmas presents
and the like.            Left at the usual hour,
walking home with Haney.        He anticipates
that the  bad time coming  may result disast-
rously for him, even to the stripping hum of all
the money he has earned.   Stock that he invested
in is 20 per cent lower than he paid for it.
  6.  Thursday.     Stopped in doors, like an
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and forty-seven
Description:Describes an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting election returns.
Date:1860-12-05
Subject:Drawing; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, George, Jr.; Edwards, George, Jr., Mrs.; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gibbons; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leland; McElrath; Police
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):745 Broadway; 6th Avenue; Bleecker 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.