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[note from Sallie Edwards to Thomas Butler Gunn]
			Thursday Morning
			October 18th /60

	Dear Mr Gunn	
			I return your
book which you so kindly lent me, I
am almost ashamed to say how long
ago.
     I am very much obliged to you,
and hope you will pardon me for
keeping it such an unconscionable
time but when I tell you that I
have only just finished it, I am
sure you will excuse its detention.
     Hoping you are well. I remain
		Yours Truly
		     Sallie
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page two hundred and forty
Description:Note from Sallie Edwards to Gunn, returning a book she borrowed from him.
Date:1860-10-18
Subject:Books and reading; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.