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                Olive transplanted.
to take a nocturnal nip of whiskey, as invi-
ted.     And Boweryem is not at all definite-
ly informed of the demise of his wife in England.
She cut away from him and lived with a collier.
  22.  Monday.   Mrs. Boley went to see Mr.
and Mrs. Hamilton Bragg off to California;
reported that she and Mrs. Bartow (old school
friends) had a cry about it.      Maguire wasn t
there.     She had a row with the Bartows,
and left their house some days before the wed-
ding.    A wilful little puss!  is Mrs. Boley s
comment.    The vessel, the North-Star, had
troops and cannon aboard, to protect it from
Jeff Davis  Southern privateersmen.    Writing
till 5  , then out for a walk as far as Ca-
nal Street, meeting, severally, Susan Woodward,
Richardson (who told me that he intended to be
off with the 8th this week) and Shepherd, who
turned back to bear me company.  We passed
editor Phillips and Simpson, his yesterday s com-
rade.    Returning, supped.    Boweryem brought home
Stockton, with the intelligence that he, G. B. had
got himself transferred from the  Scott Guard  into 
an English company, now in course of formation.
  In the parlor hearing Miss Geary sing; other
women came.   Up stairs drawing.   Boweryem
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and twenty-seven
Description:Mentions that the former Miss Waite and her husband Hamilton Bragg have left for California.
Date:1861-04-21
Subject:Bartow; Bartow, Mrs.; Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Bragg, Hamilton; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Geary, Mina; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Military; New York Infantry Regiment, 8th; Richardson (boarder); Searle, January (G. S. Phillips); Simpson; Stockton; Waite, Olive (Bragg)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street
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.