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               At Church.    745.
aim at a woman s heart and Sally is one
of them.   Nast will win, in default of a better
suitor.
  24.  Sunday.   To Chapin s in the morning.
On descending from the gallery found Jack,
Matty and Sally waiting for somebody, probably
Tommy.   Mat got tired of it and I walked
home with her, leaving her, her father and mother
at the door   they had kept on t other side of the
way.    In doors till evening, then to 745.      Mr.
and Mrs E. Matty, Anne and Haney present,
Sally, Eliza, Nast and Jack at Chapin s,
whence they returned in due time.    And
Tommy took up his position beside the  ravager 
on the sofa, and talked Garibaldi to her till
the time for breaking up.         There was a
bad fire this morning, between 4 and 5, which
burnt up Canterbury Hall.        It lit up our
house finely; I saw the huge flames from my
window.
  25.  Monday.   A cheery day.  Down-town
for a walk, then back to writing and kept
at it till midnight.
  26. Tuesday.   Writing.   In the afternoon
sent off four specimen M.S.S. chapters of
 Charleston in Secession Times  to Charley, for
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page thirty-three
Description:Mentions a fire at Canterbury Hall.
Date:1861-03-23
Subject:Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Fires; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas
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.