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Eliza spoke of the second caricature Nast
had made of Nicholas!
  19.  Tuesday.   A letter from mine own
dear Hannah, dated Feb. 27.      Answered
it at once, with a twelve-page response.   Lit-
tle Rosa, Charley s wife writes to Hannah that
he is likely to become a father.      G. Gardner
comes every night to visit Sarah Ann, much
to Mrs. Bolton and William s annoyance.   Wrote
all day and till 1 or 2 A. M. of the next,
at  Charleston in Secession-Time. 
  20.  Wednesday.   Out in the morning and
down-town, looked into Haney s &c.   Writing
all the rest of the day and evening.
  21.  Thursday.   In-doors, writing all the
stormy, snowy, equinoctial day which was in
every respect savagely wintry.  Turned out at
night, went to the Mercantile Library for books,
then to 745.   No visitors but myself, the girls,
Anne and Mr. Edwards present, Sally and
Eliza in gorgeous array.     A pleasant, talkative
evening of it.      Eliza and Sally went with Tom-
my to Wallack s theatre on Tuesday.       Matty
shows very loveably, now; is always in the best
of tempers and looks, as a girl generally does
under those circumstances, charming.   Stayed
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page thirty
Description:Describes a letter from Hannah Bennett.
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, Mary; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, Sara Ann; Bolton, William; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gardner, George; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; Nicholas, John G.W.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [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.