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John Crockett, also Josie, Nettie, Larry,
The worthy kindred of the far-famed Davy,
Bold hunter of  the bar,  the man who said
The immortal words,  Be sure you re right,
	then Go Ahead! 
Of Wide Awakes the first! when he soared
	towards Saturn.
He dropped his mantle and John took the
	pattern.x
Mr Hayes senior, Mrs Hayes and Edward
Artist de Winter Garden and Theatre des Ed-
	wards;
Happy the parent of a son so rare,
Pride of the public and of artists the despair!
Upon Jack s paper there are also down
Edward and Mortimer and Josie Brown;
Jack wished me just to mention in my ditty,
That both the Josies were considered pretty,
He also hinted on this paper that he
Thought one of  em much resembled Patti;
And further stated that in all this town
No better lads he knew than Mort and Edward
	Brown.
	            
  x Crockett s business is manufacturing a superior
sort of japanned oil-cloth, of which the Wide-Awakes
capes were composed, during the recent presidential election.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page two hundred and twenty-eight
Description:Poem of James Parton's composition read at the Edwards family's 1860 Christmas party.
Subject:Brown, Edward; Brown, Josie; Brown, Mortimer; Christmas; Crockett, John; Crockett, Josie; Crockett, Larry; Crockett, Nettie; Edwards, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes; Hayes, Edward; Hayes, Mrs.; Parton, James; Poetry
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.