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              Little Maguire Absent   why?
sip with Mrs. Case or Boley.     There was a man
who seemed to know me (one of the Bartow vi-
sitors), who told me that Ramsay was the  Tri-
bune s  Charleston correspondent, the truth of
which I question greatly.x             To my surprise
little Maguire wasn t present; I should as soon
have expected the absence of the bride.   When I
inquire the reason, as I did, of Mrs. Bragg
and Bartow, they admitted that she  had her
dress ready,  but said she was a  naughty girl, 
and wouldn t come.   Furthermore, Mr. Bartow
didn t appear.     Here be mysteries!     I left
with Boweryem about 11, additionally inclined
to think Ledger s story about the heroine of
the occasion, a foul lie, and just such a one as he
would be prone to.         I find Billington had
heard the baby story also.      If it s true, I shall
be sure to come upon the particulars some day.
  There was a good deal of marching and drum-
ming in Broadway during and after the cere-
mony.
  20.  Saturday.   Down-town with Cahill.   I,
to the  Evening Post  office.   Saw Nordhoff in the
office, Maverick up-stairs, and at the latter s
suggestion spoke to Bryant about going down-south
in the wake of the troops to report the war.  The
	x It was true enough.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and thirteen
Description:Describes attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg.
Date:1861-04-19
Subject:Bartow; Bartow, Mrs.; Billington; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Bryant (editor); Cahill, Frank; Case, Mrs.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ledger, Arthur; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Maverick, Augustus; New York evening post.; New York tribune.; Nordhoff; Ramsay, Russell (Buckstone); Waite, Olive (Bragg)
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.