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	Yet another Evening
kind smile.     Left Jewett, went to the board-
ing-house to which the Woodward girls have
removed, left card, returned to dinner.       (Ca-
hill had breakfasted with me, then going off
to Bellews  church, to make a brief report of
the sermon for the  Times    the first time he
has been in a church for more years than he
remembers.    He returned after dinner and
was up in my room with Richardson and
Boweryem, presently going down-stairs with
the latter.       Dozed and scribbled.        Again
at Chapin s in the evening; heard half-a-
sermon.    Joined Jack and Matty after ser-
vice, walking to the house together.   Sally
and Nast and Eliza and Tousey were
also church-goers; I did not see them
until I had descended into the basement, where
I was conversing with Haney and Mrs. Ed-
wards, when they joined us.    Tommy went
over and sat, rather prominently and awkward-
ly, beside Sally in front of the piano.   Haney,
I and Mrs E. (paterfamilias never has
much to say) found enough to talk of, and
rather left the others to themselves.   Tommy
had tried a smart saying at Haney s ex-
pense and come off as usual, in consequence.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page ninety-one
Description:Describes an evening spent with the Edwards family.
Date:1861-04-14
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewett; Journalism; Nast, Thomas; New York times.; Richardson (boarder); Tousey; Woodward, Lizzie (Fite); Woodward, Susan
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-01

 

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.