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	Christmas Doings at 745.
thin out, though a few remained till 3  .   Nicho-
las was as devoted, as usual, in a certain quarter,
and, I think, was more kindly entreated than
usual.  Mattie looked best, bright, happy and
curly.  Katy Nichols was the most beautiful girl
in the room   you know the difference between
these two sentences.    Eliza was dressed to advan-
tage.      Everybody enjoyed it very much  x  x  forty
five jolly good fellows and fellowesses.      Your
absence was much remarked and Miss Anne
seemed to regret it more than anybody else.
Have you become necessary to her.    Oh! Willie
we have missed you!        There was nobody to 
sing in the basement when we had pipes.      Jim
enjoyed himself greatly, and remained till near-
ly 2.        Good!       We saw Miss Chapman, Jack
Crockett s fianc  (is she all his fianc  painted
him?  hope so!) a nice lady-like looking
girl, though pale, a niece and daughter by
adoption of Windust of restaurant celebrity.  Old
Mr. Crockett was here, and slept at the house,
as did Larry and wife, all the Nicholas s and
three young George s, ten in all.  Quite a caravan-
serial look the house had in its upper regions. 
My  Suicide  story is thus justifiably bantered:
 Try another  x  x  a man s putting his head into
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page twenty-four
Description:Describes a letter received from Jesse Haney regarding the Edwards family Christmas party.
Date:1861-01-04
Subject:Chapman, Caroline S. (Crockett); Christmas; Crockett; Crockett, John; Crockett, Larry; Crockett, Larry, Mrs.; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Nicholas, John G.W.; Nichols, Kate; Parton, James; Suicide; Windust
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-05-07

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen
Description:Describes 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, including a conflict between A.H. Colt and Mr. Woodward, a visit to Sullivan's Island, John Mitchel's tale of assisting with the lynching of an abolitionist, attending a celebration in honor of Benjamin Mordecai, Will Waud's arrival in Charleston, the scene in Charleston the day the ''Star of the West'' was fired upon by the Morris Island battery, pistol and rifle practice with various Charlestonians, a rumor in New York about his having been tarred and feathered in Charleston, a visit to the quarters of the ''Richland Rifles,'' witnessing a slave auction, and a visit to Colonel Bull's home.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; 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.