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	Letter from Babbage.
once, this evening.
  7.  Thursday.   In doors all the very cold,
sunny, blustrous day, a simoom of New 
York dust raging abroad.     Writing, making
a scrap-book of my  Evening Post  letters
and the like employments.      Got a letter
from Babbage, containing a photograph of
Major Anderson, and a postscript to the
former from Will Waud, who has returned
to Charleston and seems to be in no hurry 
to do so to New York.     Talk of fight, of
attacking Fort Sumter prevalent, as heretofore.
At 7  , Billington came up, stayed an hour
and a half, then I dressed and we turned 
out into the wintry streets.   After calling
unsuccessfully at Union Square for Bigelow,
who had gone  up the river,  we took a drink
at the Everett House and parted.   Returning,
the time lacking ten minutes  of ten, I dove
into the loved basement.        Mr. and Mrs. E.
there, Jim Parton s mother, Jack and
Matty, the other girls having gone to bed.
Anon Miss Anne came in.          I stayed but
half an hour, then returning to Bleecker Street.
  8.  Friday.   In doors till 4, then down-
town, meeting Banks by the way, who ac-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page fifteen
Description:Mentions receiving a letter from Babbage.
Date:1861-03-06
Subject:Babbage, George; Banks, A.F.; Bigelow, John; Billington; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Parton, Mrs.; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street; Union Square
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.