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     Cahill.     Myron H. Cobb.     At 745.
newspaper.     Bob Gun, too, Bellew has en-
countered, the kindly Scotsman is now in his
native land, intending to return to London, there
to establish  an American agency.     Thus Bel-
lew.     Its funnily appropriate that Cahill
should have fallen to Bellew s charge again.
  Returned to dinner, wrote awhile, then to
visit Cobb, at 50 Merton Street.    He is a very
kind gentlemanly fellow, a Connecticut man,
with a young wife and a four-months old baby.
Stayed, talking of the  World,  of journalism,
books and much more till 8, when I went off
to Chapin s.    Met George Edwards after service.
To 745, Haney and the family there, except
Eliza who had gone to bed.     George, who had
quitted me on the way to fetch home his sister
Anne, came in with her anon.          Talking with
Sally, who looked alert and handsome, who
had been re-reading the  Mill on the Floss, 
and wanted to know why Maggie shouldn t
have been married to Stephen   the other girl
would have got married to somebody else?  Haney
was reading aloud from Charles Lamb during
the earlier part of the evening. Sally and I tal-
ked through it.               Walked to 16th street
with Haney subsequently.    He has $600 lent out
to people, most of which except $100, lent to Bel-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and fifty-one
Description:Mentions a visit to Myron H. Cobb and family.
Date:1860-12-09
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Books and reading; Cobb, Myron H.; Cobb, Myron H., Mrs.; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George, Jr.; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Journalism; New York world.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; London, [England]; Connecticut
Coverage (Street):50 Merton Street; 745 [Broadway]; 16th Street
Scan Date:2010-04-30

 

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.