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	Bob Gun s Marriage.
I shall never be able to reduce that conviction
to practice.   And I don t know that I care to.
  8.  Monday.   Writing all the morning.   Down
town by 5.    Met W. Leslie, who invited me
to visit him at his newly-purchased house.  To
Haney s office.   Rode up-town.   Writing hard all
the evening.     Cahill up.       More talk of his Lon-
don experience; how he slept in boxes full of
showings, in a Paternoster Row work-shop;
walked the streets barefoot, or next to it, and didn t
have his clothes off (he says) for 3 months.
  9.  Tuesday.   Down town to  Evening Post 
office, saw Nordhoff and Maverick there, gave
the latter my article, Godwin being at Washington.
To Haney s office; he out; Jack Crockett came
in.      Return.      Writing letters to Babbage and
W. Waud.         Cahill up, as usual.       Talk of
folks over the water.       Bob Gun s marriage
was characteristic; Cahill lied to Mrs. Bob
about his presence at the wedding (he was too
late for the ceremony) and, after a brief ex-
cursion, the happy couple returned privily to
their house and solemnized their honeymoon with
closed shutters!       Bob chaffs his wife a good
deal, corrects her fondness for a pet-dog by
vowing that he will import a favorite skunk
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page sixty-nine
Description:Regarding the marriage of Bob Gun and his wife Bertha.
Date:1861-04-07
Subject:Babbage, George; Bourne, Bertha Frances Blake (Gun); Cahill, Frank; Crockett, John; Dogs; Godwin, Park; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, William; Marriage; Maverick, Augustus; New York evening post.; Nordhoff; Poverty; Waud, William; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; London, [England]; Washington, [District of Columbia]
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.