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             I feel as if Unwelcome.
right to   I m almost inclined to justify him.
Somehow, for, I think, the first time in my
life in that basement, I felt as though I were
unwelcome   as though my arrival had im-
posed some restraint on what was in progress.
So I talked awhile with Matty, chaffed Anne,
and presently went up-stairs, finding Jack at
work papering the wall, in preparation for the
as transfer of his mother s business-room from
the floor below to that recently occupied by Mrs.
Honeywell.    Then I joined Mr. & Mrs. Ed-
wards and Knudsen.       Anon down-stairs again
with the latter.        The time passed but dully;
at 11 I was glad to go.                  Found Cahill
at my door, took him up in my room for
an hour or so.           I have put down some
errors in my digest of his narrative.   He did
not see his aunt; she refusing recognition of him.
He met his sister at the house of some mutual
acquaintances who knew, but had not told her,
of his American dishonesty, getting the news from
some correspondent.      He met Bob Gun first
at Ledger s house.       Ledger, he wrote to, at the
outset, meeting him at his own appointment, in
St. Paul s churchyard.       Ledger has a Spanish
or South American wife.      Both Cahill and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page fifty-four
Description:Mentions feeling unwelcome by the Edwards family for the first time.
Date:1861-04-02
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Honeywell, Charles; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Ledger, Arthur; Nast, Thomas
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.