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	An Evening at 745.
ass, writing hard all day, and expecting
Damoreau in the evening, when we had pro-
posed to go to visit his good sister.      As he
didn t come, to my misery I found the old
horror growing upon me until in misery, I
dressed and turned out at about 9.        Met
John Wood in Broadway, drank and talked
with him.         He mentioned that Seymour has
returned, wondering whether his female compan-
ion is with him, which woman Frank Les-
lie, Berghans the artist and others have
had to do with, before Seymour.    To 745,
finding quite a little party there.   Paterfamilias,
Mrs Edwards and Haney in the kitchen,
chopping mince-meat, the girls, Anne, Miss
Bonestal, Nichols, young Tousey and Jack
in the basement.    Soon Haney came in and
they fell to dancing and kept at it till mid-
night.      Crockett came anon.      I didn t
dance, was in the wretchedest low spirits
and felt ill all over.        Walked to 16th street
with Haney afterwards and returned in
misery.
  7.  Friday.   Down town in the morning to
the post-office, that of the Associated Press &c,
looking in on Gibbons, returning.     Writing all
the afternoon, doing up my Tuesday night s ex-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and forty-eight
Description:Describes an evening spent with the Edwards family.
Date:1860-12-06
Subject:Berghans; Bonestal, Miss; Brown, Emma; Crockett, John; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Food; Gibbons; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, Frank; Nicholas, John G.W.; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Tousey; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):745 Broadway; 16th Street
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.