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           Mort Brown going to Europe.
or calling subsequently.     Eliza and Anne
were both dozy, so Sally and I talked about
Lamb, Thackeray and things in general, till
Mrs. Edwards descended and Jack came in,
when we got to abusing Fanny.    I stayed till
a quarter to 12, when Mat and her father
returned, then departing, after a pleasant
two hours of it.
  29.  Friday.   In-doors till the afternoon.  Wrote
to George Bolton, did a little drawing.    Out
for a walk.        Indisposed with a cold and out
of sorts generally.       Loafed away the evening
down stairs.
  30.  Saturday.    Mort Brown came up to get
letters of introduction, as he goes to Europe to-
on Monday, intending to stay three or four years,
principally at Sweden.     The young fellow
looked a good deal of a swell, in new spring
clothes, with gloves of brilliant purple.   I gave
him notes to Charley, Bob Gun and to Yewel
and Howland.               Down town   my cold
abominable.     To  Nick-nax  office, saw Lara-
son; at Haney s met Mullen, and anon saw
Bobbett in the street, where a fire had recently
occurred, demolishing one of the houses.    Up-
town again, feeling illish.         At 6 o clock, Shep-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page thirty-eight
Description:Mentions writing letters of introduction for Mort. Brown before Brown's departure for Europe.
Date:1861-03-28
Subject:Bobbett; Bolton, George; Books and reading; Brown, Mortimer; Clothing and dress; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Fern, Fanny; Fires; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Howland, Frank; Larason; Mullen, Edward F.; Shepherd, N.G.; Yewell, George
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.