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                        745 again.
transmission to Dickens, in the hope that he
may accept it for  All the Year Round.   These
I have been copying on light paper, to save pos-
tage, during the last three or four days.          Re-
turning, passed G. Arnold and Clapp.             In
the evening Hills of the  Post  came up, stayed
half an hour or so.         Out with him; parting,
I went to 745, finding Matty, Anne and Haney
there, the rest, consisting of Sally, Eliza, Jack,
Nast and Tousey, being at Anderson s  Wizard
of the North  performances.    They all returned,
just as Haney and I had risen to depart, when
Tommy and Jack began burlesquing the  Wizard, 
the girls laughing at them.  Sally had a bouquet,
(of course Tommy s giving) and handed it to me
to hold, while she effected some change in her
dress.        Walked home with Haney subsequently.

[newspaper clipping]
		     Another mistake
made by  Jasper,  was with reference to an
engraving of the entrance hall of the Charles-
ton Hotel, which appeared in The Illustrated
London News.  After abusing the print, he
charged the authorship to H. M. Gunn, the
special contributor of that paper, who was here
on a sketching expedition; but it was, as the
description said, the work of an amateur, and
the truthfulness of it, which  Jasper  so indig-
nantly questioned, will be admitted by all un-
prejudiced minds.  The sketches of the rough-
looking countrymen who lounge about the
Charleston are perfectly lifelike.

[Gunn s diary continued]
		From the  Tribune s 
		 Charleston correspondent. 
		He s quite sure he
		knows all about it!
		(Probably written by
		Ramsay, alias Buckstone.)

  27.  Wednesday.   A rainy day.    Wrote letters
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page thirty-four
Description:Describes an evening spent with the Edwards family.
Date:1861-03-26
Subject:Arnold, George; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Dickens, Charles; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hills, A.C.; Illustrated London news.; Nast, Thomas; New York tribune.; Ramsay, Russell (Buckstone); Tousey
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.