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            To Newark and the Crocketts.
cousin originated in his (Cahill s) having pre-
sented himself, when intoxicated, at the
residence of some friends of Seymour s.   It may
have had a more serious beginning.
  11.  Tuesday.   Writing &c.  In the morning Bow-
man called.       To the Cooper Institute by 4,
then down-town to Haney s office, manufacturing
doggrel prologue to our play by the way, writing
it out in the office.        Welles came.  With him and
Haney to Newark, by rail, to the house of the
married Crockett.     Supped there, with the two
brothers, the wife of one and Nicholas (who had
passed me on Broadway   I didn t see him  
probably on the look-out for Sally) and with
Jack Edwards who came after us.       Another
rehearsal, then ale, whiskey, tobacco and sin-
ging.      Returned to New York by the 11.15
train, our hosts seeing us to the cars.         Up
the 4th avenue, in car, Haney and I getting
out and walking part of the way.       Nicholas 
father was an Englishman; he himself is a
widower (!) as Jack confided to me in the car,
having learnt it from his father, who got it from
Crockett.    Nicholas has talked of it in a myste-
rious manner to Sally, as though he distrusted
that girls would look upon him as men might
regard a widow with encumbrances.  He has a
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and fifty-three
Description:Describes a visit to the Crockett family at Newark.
Date:1860-12-10
Subject:Bowman, Amos; Cahill, Frank; Crockett, John; Crockett, Larry; Crockett, Larry, Mrs.; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nicholas, John G.W.; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Newark, [New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):4th Avenue; Broadway
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.