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       Another atrocious lie of Ledger s.   Miss
	Wait going to be Married.
sloping side of the attic, which hole has been in-
creasing during the last four months.     I writing in
the next room.      Writing and drawing all the
afternoon and doing a little of both at night, till
11.      Cahill and Boweryem both up.        Mrs.
Boley happening to pay me a visit during the af-
ternoon, when Cahill was present, they got to
talking over the Ledger and Maguire affair, in the
course of which it appeared that Cahill heard
Ledger boast of being equally successful with Miss
Olive Wait as with little Maguire.     
                   He was a great liar.      By the way
Miss Wait is to be married on Friday, to one Ham-
ilton Bragg; she sent me an  at home  card the
other day.   Her husband will take her to Cali-
fornia.      He is an old flame, from down-east,
who knew her before he went to California.   It was
little Maguire who told Ledger of the baby down-
east, and he communicated it to Cahill, who
informed me and Mrs. Boley.      There was a queer
sort of confidence between the two last before his flight.
She is an easy-going woman, who seems to consider
a certain margin of looseness as inseperable from
and admissable in your so-called jolly fellows.
An item about Stedman: Boweryem went the other
night to a musical evening at the house of Phillips,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and one
Description:Mentions the upcoming marriage of Miss Waite.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Bragg, Hamilton; Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ledger, Arthur; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Marriage; Searle, January (G. S. Phillips); Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Waite, Olive (Bragg); Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; California
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.