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             Parton.     The Stedman Family.
perience.     By 7 down-town with it to the  World 
office, saw Cobb, who was very kind, and
Sweetsir.   Returned up-town, by car, to 16th
street and found all the fellows, Haney, Welles,
(which, it appears, is the right way to spell his 
name) rehearsing in Hayes  room   he present
also.   We had a rather lively time of it till
11, or later, when Jack and I returned
homewards together.
  8.  Saturday.   Snowing heavily.     In-doors,
making copy of story, thinking of sending it
to  Atlantic Monthly.   Turned out at 3   and
in Broadway met Jim Parton, looking thin
and straight.     Walking a block or so with him
we stood talking at the door of 745; when
 the woman that owns him  and Grace passed,
observing us.      Jim said he had thought of
writing a life of Franklin.           To my doctor s,
then to Peter Cooper Institute; Mc.Elrath
hadn t appeared there to-day.   Got hair cut, then
returned.          In the evening to 14th street,
visiting Stedman.    He wasn t at home for half
an hour, during which I conversed with his
pleasant wife, their child lying sleeping on the
bed.     Stedman came uptown anon and I
stayed till past 11.     I think he is a trifle auto-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and forty-nine
Description:Mentions an evening of play-rehearsing.
Date:1860-12-07
Subject:Atlantic monthly.; Cobb, Myron H.; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes, Edward; Marriage; McElrath; New York world.; Parton, James; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Stedman, Laura; Sweetsir; Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):745 Broadway; 14th Street; 16th Street; Broadway
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.