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         A Marriage at  The Metropolitan. 
buxom Miss Trainque being present to pack his
knapsack, and to bid him good bye.    She stood
his departure bravely, but I noticed a tear trick-
ling down her generally jolly countenance, as we
sat conversing in the front parlor subsequently;
when I, to cheer her, proposed a bet of a pair
of gaiter-boots against six kisses (good ones!)
that her lover would be back from the wars
within six two months, safe and sound, which
she accepted.    In the evening, at 9 o clock,
I accompanied Mrs. Boley and Jewett to
the Metropolitan Hotel, to which we had been
bidden by cards, left by Mrs. Bartow, intima-
ting that  Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Brag  would
be  at home  at that time and place   in short
Miss Olive Wait was, then and there, to be mar-
ried.     Little Boweryem s consequence was slightly
upset by his not being included in the invitation;
so he asked me to take him, which I did.       We
found nearly thirty persons assembled in a big
front room, looking out on Broadway, the ma-
jority men, the women dressed in gorgeous ar-
ray, Chase doing the honors.    We sat or stood
round conversing, until the clergyman, a common-
ish, decent sort of man entered.        In considera-
tion of his superior sanctity, nobody spoke to
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and ten
Description:Describes attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg.
Date:1861-04-19
Subject:Bartow, Mrs.; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Bragg, Hamilton; Civil War; Chase; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewett; Marriage; Trainque, Cecilia (Phillips); Waite, Olive (Bragg); Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.