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Bigelow copied this.     Finally it was settled
that I am to go, by steamer, on Wednesday, to
Charleston, with $100 in pocket.  Maybe I ll
be dating from  the seat of war  this day next
week!         To Haney s, to the  World  Office,
saw Cobb and Stedman; told the former 
not the latter, who informed me, incidentally, that
Frank Wood had received orders rescinding his
recall.      I m sorry for it, as I d rather not
meet him while on this mission.   Up-town by
5.      Haney came to supper and stayed till 10  .
  16.  Sunday.   Damoreau up, with his children,
two sturdy, rude boys of 5 and 7, one, the
eldest goodlooking.  He told me he wished he
had an American father, that he was a Yankee
and didn t like Englishmen.    I recognized the
mother s teaching in this, though Charley didn t.
Frank Hillard up, stayed awhile, read a
poem of his.      Dinner, chores, loading re-
volver &c, then to Cobb s, stayed till 7  ,
then an unsuccessfall call at Dixons, then to
745.      The girls there, Anne and Haney
who had spent the earlier part of the day at
Parton s.   (Fanny has replaced Haney s portrait
on the wall, hence it is augured that she will
insist on being friendly and   coming on Christ-
mas to 745.)             Mr and Mrs E. came in anon,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and sixty-two
Description:Describes meeting Charles Damoreau's two sons.
Subject:Bigelow, John; Children; Cobb, Myron H.; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dixon; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Frank; Parton, James; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):745 [Broadway]
Scan Date:2010-04-30


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.