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	And Jack Edwards.
had a batch of letters too, from 745 Broadway,
(to which I wrote one on the second) affording
mere Christmas items.    Writes Jack  Dinner
at 2  ; monster turkies at either end of the
board   new forks, our (the girls and his) pre-
sent   bottles of champagne (Jim s present)  
the persons present beside the family, Haney,
Knudsen, George, Jessie, Nichols and his five
children.  x  x  x  The girls and mother gave
Haney the decanters and a dozen colored glasses
in a tray.  x  x  In the play Haney  had a suit
of Jefferson s and a black eye, altogether pre-
senting a villanous and disreputable appearance.
Nicholas came out in a gorgeous dress from the cos-
tumiers  as did Jack Crockett.           The two last
insisted on a rehearsal just before the rise of
the curtain.      Jim s poem  brought down the
house.          The girls thank me for my Christ-
mas presents severally; Sally copies Jim s lines
concerning me, comments ironically on Fanny
Fern s absence and that of her party and ends
her three pages of pink note-paper by hoping I
don t feel lonely and that it mayn t be long
before they see me again.    Fanny did a headache
at Mrs Thomson s after dinner as I learn from
Eliza s note, the crossed last page of Sally s
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page thirty-two
Description:Regarding letters received from members of the Edwards family.
Date:1861-01-04
Subject:Christmas; Crockett, Jack; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George, Jr.; Edwards, Jessie; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Nicholas, John, G.W.; Nichols, Edward; Parton, James; Poetry; Thomson, Sophy
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.