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	 An Evening at 745.
	    March, 1861.
  1.  Friday.   In-doors, writing and doing chores
till near 4, then down Broadway.   Called
at the arms-dep t; found Lindsay had gone to
Newhaven, to return soon.    Going up-town, met
Oliver Hillard.        At the house found Veightal,
the good-humored Swiss, who boarded here during
the early part of Mrs. Boley s dynasty; he starts
for Europe tomorrow.   By 8, went to 745,
Sally letting me in, told me a Mr. and Mrs. Shep-
herd were present, Haney, Mort Brown, Mr.
and Mrs. Edwards also.    Soon Matty and Eliza
appeared, anon Welles called.     Mort Brown
proposes going to Sweden soon, for a year or more,
the pretext being education.          Sat talking with
Matty and Eliza on the sofa at first; presently
the latter had to play on the piano and the form-
er fell to cards with Brown, I joining the group
at the table, beside Sally.    The Shepherds
soon left, Mrs. E. went upstairs to her work-
room, Haney temporarily following.   Anon Jack
came in.       We all chatted merrily enough,
being reinforced by Anne, about 10  .     Asking
Sally about Nicholas  last visit, she said he
wasn t going to come any more.  I spoke of his
abandoning his avowed principle of pertinacity,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page seven
Description:Describes an evening spent with the Edwards family.
Date:1861-03-01
Subject:Brown, Mortimer; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Oliver; Lindsay; Nicholas, John G.W.; Shepherd; Shepherd, Mrs.; Veightal
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):745 Broadway
Scan Date:2010-05-24

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, boarding house living, visits to the Edwards family, Mort Thomson's engagement to Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Eldredge, Frank Cahill's return to New York from London, Frank Bellew's dissatisfaction with living in England, Thomas Nast's engagement to Sally Edwards, the scene in New York during the departure of the 7th New York Regiment for Washington, attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg, a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers and the 2nd Regiment of New York State Militia on Staten Island, the death of Charles Welden, and his reporting work.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
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.