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           Her Daughter s Marriage
rogative, to become her spy and tale-bearer,
indeed, pumping Cahill and Wells, relative
to all that transpired at 745, she accom-
plishes her end; though Mort s income will
be straitened by it and though he undoubted-
ly would have preferred bringing his new wife
home, to perhaps become subject to his mother s 
domination.        Grace is good and honest enough,
I hope she may be happy.              What a delight-
ful quantity of wheels within wheels go to make
the Edwards  girls but will secretly feel that
Grace triumphs over them, when she becomes
Mrs. Thomson; though they d deny it until
they became red in the face, if it were men-
tioned.
  6.  Wednesday.   Down-town after writing
letter to Bellew, left  Pic  volumes at Scrib-
ners, for transmission to Bob Gun.         To
Lindsay s, saw him, to F. Leslie s; neither
he nor W. Waud returned to New York yet.
To  Century  office, saw Stockton and Bartlett,
(father of the heroine of the  Diamond Wedding )
then to World office, going over the files of the
 Evening Post  in search of my letters.      Cobb,
Conant, Stedman and others in the editorial
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page thirteen
Description:Regarding Fanny Fern's attitude about her daughter Grace's upcoming marriage.
Date:1861-03-05
Subject:Bartlett, Mr.; Bellew, Frank; Cahill, Frank; Cobb, Myron H.; Conant; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); New York evening post.; Fern, Fanny; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, Frank; Lindsay; Marriage; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Stockton; Century.; Thomson, Sophy; Waud, William; Welles, Edward; Women; New York world.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
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.