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   Olive Waite and Sarah Louisa Maguire.
but persisted and refrained from perpetually
taking aim at the girl s heart on his knees  
(a bad position, in spite of Jerrold, as it leaves
one frightfully open to a kicking)   he might
have won.           We met Carrington of the
 Commissionaire  in Broadway and stood talk-
ing with him when Matty and Eliza passed
   It was this and not yesterday evening
that Haney supped with me and met Cahill in
my room; yesterday we walked up-town to-
gether, but parted at the corner of Bleecker
Street.          I sent out Cahill for beer from
the Optimus at 11, when I d finished a drawing.
  12.  Friday.   Drawing on wood till 5, then
down-town with blocks, returning with Haney.
Cahill up in my room as usual, impecunious:
helped him.     Together to the Bartow s, where
he left me at 9 o clock.       I had promised
little Maguire to come, but supposing I should
have arrived earlier, if at all, she had gone
out.    Found Miss. Olive C. Wait alone and 
talked with her till 11   when little Maguire
came home with a Mr. Higgins, or some name
like it, which Higgins had a recently pub-
lished extra  Herald  wherein I read how
War had veritably begun in Charleston
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page eighty-two
Description:Mentions a visit to Miss Maguire.
Subject:Bartow; Bartow, Mrs.; Cahill, Frank; Carrington; Civil War; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Higgins; Jerrold, Blanchard; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; New York herald.; Waite, Olive (Bragg)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street; Broadway
Scan Date:2010-06-01


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.