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            Blind Hookey  at 745.
rooms, of course only the former aware of
my business.    Up-town by 2  .      To 745
in the evening, found the girls and Miss
Anne at the round table, sewing, Haney
reading Holmes   Elsie Venner,  papa Ed-
wards with a swollen foot, indicating gout,
on a stool and a Mr. Shepherd in an arm-
chair.      Talked about South Carolina and
the President s Inaugural, then to pretty
Matty (who has been the soul of good humor,
of late, then to Eliza, to Anne and to
Sally, who, dressed nicely and looking well,
said not much.        Presently we all played
 blind hookey,  at Haney s suggestion, and un-
der his instruction, gambled terribly with wood-
en counters.         Anon, another game rendered
abortive by talking and laughing.           And
then Mrs. Edwards came down and at 11
Haney and I left, Jack remarking, in an-
swer to some allusion of Haney s, that Nic-
holas hadn t been there for a week.    Some
tiff or other,  said he.      Had that any-
thing to do with Sally s silence?  Nast has
not returned, either; at all events not appear-
ed at 745.              I infer Mrs. Parton, Jim s
mother is staying there, she came down-stairs
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page fourteen
Description:Describes an evening spent with the Edwards family.
Subject:Books and reading; Cobb, Myron H.; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; Nicholas, John G.W.; Parton, James; Parton, Mrs.; Shepherd
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; South Carolina
Scan Date:2010-05-24


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.