Nast back from Washington.
son in my room, with Boweryem during the
afternoon, anon Shepherd called and came up.
Talking, he commended the letters of the Charles-
ton correspondent of the Evening Post, considera-
bly, unknowing their author, supposing him to
be a resident of the city; I didn t undeceive
him. Evening, to 745, meeting Sally, Eliza,
John and Nast on the threshold, going to Chapin s,
the first not walking with the last, but with her
brother. Didn t accompany them, descended into
basement, found Mr. and Mrs. E. Matty, Haney
and Parton s mother. Very soon Jim came and
we got to talking until his departure, within a
short space before the return of the girls and
their companions. Nast was asked about his
Washington experience, I talked with Matty and
others, Nast with Sally and the evening wore
on till 11, when we, visitors, departed.
11. Monday. Down-town during the morning,
writing all the afternoon and evening. Did an
article for the Evening Post among other things.
Kept at it till midnight.
12. Tuesday. To the Evening Post office, saw
Godwin, Hills and Maverick. Looking in
at F. Leslie s to inquire about W. Waud, I
found him in conversation with a little; smart-
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page nineteen|
|Description:||Describes an evening spent with the Edwards family.|
|Subject:||Boweryem, George; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Godwin, Park; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hills, A.C.; Maverick, Augustus; Nast, Thomas; New York evening post.; Parton, James; Parton, Mrs.; Richardson (boarder); Shepherd, N.G.; Waud, William|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]; Washington, [District of Columbia]; Charleston, [South Carolina]|
|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.|