Lehigh University
The Vault at PfaffsAn Archive of Art and Literature by the Bohemians of Antebellum New York
Previous Issue Next Issue
Previous Page Next Page
0 matches
146
          Sally s Correspondence with Nast.
ponded secretly with Tommy Nast, since
his absence in Europe; he petitioned for it,
said he couldn t go away without it.     She
has written him four letters, he more to her.
I think the correspondence has ended now,
whether by his or her cessation, I m not sure,
I imagine the former, as before telling me, she
made me promise that I shouldn t pity or
sympathize with her.    How she contrived the
correspondence is a secret.    Eliza knows of it,
is Sally s confidante.          This is the  little confi-
dence  heretofore alluded to.             Walked home
with Haney, as usual.
  13.  Thursday.   Called unsuccessfully at Cobb s,
then down-town to the Evening Post Office,
(where old Briggs happened to be)   saw Bigelow,
proposed a southern tour to him, received fa-
vorably, talked over   call to-morrow.   Looked
in at Haney s, then up-town.     Did drawing on
wood, writing and chores.      A wintry, windy
night, all alone till near 10, then going down-
stairs to the parlor, fetched up the two Woodward
girls, Richardson and Phillips, entertaining the
men with Bourbon whiskey and the party gene-
rally with pictures & sketches.     Boweryem came
in, sang a song.           Broke up at midnight.
  14.  Friday.   To the Post Office, early.   Engage-
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and fifty-six
Description:Regarding Sally Edwards's secret correspondence with Thomas Nast during his absence in Europe.
Date:1860-12-12
Subject:Bigelow, John; Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Briggs, Charles F.; Cobb, Myron H.; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; New York evening post.; Phillips; Richardson (boarder); Woodward, Lizzie (Fite); Woodward, Susan
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.