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Some wives when crossed, husband both and
	cub lick,
She silent sits and gives it to the public.x
Discord never in our house can blight one 
When we want peace (?piece) can she not always
	irritate one?
So to the Lady Fern, and also unto both
The little Ferns who now have got their growth,
Health and honor, happiness and glory,
Be continued   a la Ledger story.

	   But really, at this rate,
	Considering it s thus late,
	I shall lose your attention,
	Before I ve made mention
	Of half the great throng
	That remain for my song:
	Mrs Thomson, with her black eyes 
	Mother of the noble Gracchi,
	Them Mortimer and Clif, named she,
	Thomsons both,   without a p;
	Immortal Doesticks is one brother
	Great Tribune fellow is the other 
		            
  x Quite a Hudibrastic rhyme.
    Oh! Jim !!!!!!!	          Wasn t present. Don t
like her eyes, either.     Does Police reports   thats all.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page two hundred and twenty-four
Description:Poem of James Parton's composition read at the Edwards family's 1860 Christmas party.
Subject:Christmas; Eldredge, Ellen; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; New York ledger.; New York tribune; Parton, James; Poetry; Thomson, Clif; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Thomson, Sophy
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):[745 Broadway]
Scan Date:2010-05-04

 

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.