Approaching Marriage of Mort Thomson.
should henceforth decrease his visits. She
told him she d give him a year to find ano-
ther wife. It was Mrs. Thomson
who supposed Sally and I were engaged,
as Sally infers from her seeing us at the thea-
tre together, when Henry 8 was played, when
we sat beside each other and talked. A com-
pliment to me, Sally, I said. In the
basement (which the family will not quit
on the 1st of May, as we half-suspected) we
found Mr. and Mrs E., Matty, Haney
and Mr. Pounds; soon Eliza and Jack re-
turned and presently Ann. General talk.
At 11 walked to 16th street with Haney.
He had spent the day at Jim s; among other
matters we talked of the approaching mar-
riage of Mort Thomson and Grace. Mort
has taken a house up-town; Welles and Clif
will live with him, presumably Ottarson also.
Mort s father is one of the household now; he
is a invalid.x Mort get $20 a week from
the Tribune, about the same from the Mercury
for two articles of his writing; these, with his
winter lecture earnings constitute an income
which will be heavily borne upon for the sup-
port of two households. Grace will have $10,
x Drunkard. $15.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page ten|
|Description:||Mentions the approaching marriage of Mort Thomson and Grace Eldredge.|
|Subject:||Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marriage; New York tribune.; Ottarson; Parton, James; Pounds; Thomson; Thomson, Clif; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Thomson, Sophy; Welles, Edward|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Coverage (Street):||16th Street|
|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.|