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      Nast  cheeky  and punished for it.
steadily.   In-doors till 4, then down-town,
looking in at Haney s on my return.   Met the
Irish waiter at the Charleston Hotel in Broad-
way, who told me he is going to return on Satur-
day.    Writing all the evening.
  15.  Friday.   Snow and slush in the streets.
Down-town, to the  Evening Post  office and
elsewhere, saw Godwin and Hills; at the
 Times   office saw Webb.  Looking in at Ha-
ney s found Rees, who has some sort of em-
ployment at the  Independent  office.   Up-town.
Writing.     In the evening to 745.     Nicholas,
Crockett, Haney and Matty playing at cards
at a side-table, Sally and Nast conversing
together at the central one, he with a sketch-
book before him and an illustrated book.
As, unless I took on arm-chair near them,
I must have gone to the sofa, out of the
social circle, I didn t do the latter, and pre-
sently, on a remark of Sally s, cut into the
conversation.    Nast didn t like it, I think;
the little beggar tried girding at me when I
as I happened to be in good spirits and tonguey,
he got his payment with a spice of pepper
to it.      He supposes I talk against him behind
his back, half intimated as much. I could
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page twenty-three
Description:Describes speaking with Thomas Nast at the residence of the Edwards family.
Date:1861-03-14
Subject:Crockett, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Godwin, Park; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hills, A.C.; Nast, Thomas; Nicholas, John G.W.; Reese; Webb (reporter)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
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.