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saw John Bonner.   Picture rejected;  got so many
on hand.    To the Post-office, Haney s and
Strong s.    At the second, my picture got me an
order for a batch, and Strong signified willingness
to accept a comic story to run through four or
five numbers.     So I came home in better
spirits.        Little Maguire and Miss Waite cal-
led this afternoon, the former came up to my
attic, to fetch me down.     They had met Bil-
lington in Broadway, who told them that Morris
had returned to New York.          I attributed lit-
tle Maguire s visit to an expectation that I had
seen him.        Half an hour after their departure
he arrived, looking just as usual.      His Mrs.
Bryant is in Boston, he here, dwelling for the
present at his sister s; again adrift on the
literary market.      I was glad enough to see
him; he stayed till 8, supping with us.
Talking with Morris, I often involuntarily recur
to that story of Cahill s, of his attempt on little
Maguire, and find it difficult to credit it.      Out
by 8, to 16th street, and returning at 9  
dropped in at 745.  Only Sally, Eliza and
Anne were present, Mat and her father having
gone to visit the Hayes , which accounted for Ha-
ney s not redeeming his promise of supping with me
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page thirty-seven
Description:Regarding the return of Morris to New York.
Date:1861-03-28
Subject:Billington; Bonner, John; Bryant, Mrs.; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes, Edward; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Strong, Thomas; Waite, Olive (Bragg)
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street; Broadway
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.