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            Sally instructing Tommy.
in the afternoon, look in at Haney s office.
Writing during the evening and till 2 A.
M. next morning.   Boweryem up in my
room.
  17.  Sunday.   To Cobb s; saw his wife,
then by 6th avenue car to Frank Wood s by
12, finding him and Nicholson, my successor
on the  World,  at breakfast.   Got what I
wanted, a book, called momentarily at
Colt s, seeing him and his wife, then
returned to dinner.     Writing all the after-
noon and after.       Bowman called; out
with him by 8  , to Chapin s, where, on
the conclusion of the service, he left me.  Sally,
Nast, Eliza and Jack came out of the
family pew; I joined the two latter.   At
the house found Haney and Polhemus and
the rest of the family.        Jim Parton had
been there, at tea, yesterday.          I talked
mostly with Eliza; Sally, sitting by Nast,
was diligently employed in narrating the
plot of the  Newcomes  to him, girl-fashion,
having the volume in her hand; which she
presently proposed to lend him.     Little Tom-
my s literary tastes are of the rawest; I
didn t wonder at his not taking it.    Matty
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page twenty-six
Description:Mentions Sally Edwards trying to lend a book to Thomas Nast.
Date:1861-03-16
Subject:Books and reading; Boweryem, George; Bowman, Amos; Cobb, Myron H.; Cobb, Myron H., Mrs.; Colt, Amos H.; Colt, Amos H., Mrs.; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; Nicholson; Parton, James; Polhemus; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):6th Avenue
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.