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	  And Jack Edwards.
and consequently made a very frothy and effer-
vescent speech.     Sally says he stood on a 
chair, and talked about  barriers of reason
being swept away, and flood-gates of passion
being opened!      They kept it up to 3 A.M.,
when the girls went to bed, the male visitors
remaining for another half hour, the Newark
party all night.       Nast s indisposition, alluded
to in Haney s last letter, is explained by Jack:
he received  a hard knock on the head, in a rail-
way collision between London and Liverpool,
just before leaving England, and feels the ef-
fects of it yet.           Mrs. Fanny Fern Parton
didn t accept an invitation and kept Jim from
coming, being  so violently indisposed that
it was necessary for him to be at her bed-side
continually to soothe her.     Thus Jack; to
which Matty adds the comment:  Isn t She a
sweet one?      They had two musicians, who
says Mat,  played in a very disgusting man-
ner, much to our disappointment, when we
expected something grand.     There s talk
about moving, for the house is let, at all
events Mrs. Edwards will have to give up
the shop-front and floor.    Jack writes that
 Edgar Bolton generally lets us see your letters;
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and seventy
Description:Describes letters received from members of the Edwards family.
Date:1861-02-13
Subject:Bigelow, John; Birthdays; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Music; Nast, Thomas; Parton, James
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Newark, [New Jersey]
Scan Date:2010-05-20

 

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.