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	More Excitement.
I went to the  Times  and  World  offices, writing
a note to Marble at the latter.                  I had pre-
viously called at Haney s and got paid $24
for drawings, also met J. A. Wood and 
seen Frank Leslie.     Up-town, through a great
crowd, awaiting the departure of the Sixty-Ninth
and other regiments.      The day was sunny, even
oppressively warm.      In Broadway near Bleecker
Street some young woman was singing  the Red, White
and Blue  from an open window or doorway,
whereat the crowd cheered.           Loafing during
the afternoon: Cahill up.             (As we passed
through the Park this morning, Major Anderson
was holding a  le vee,  a la Martin Chuzzlewit,
in the City Hall.)              In the evening, went to
9th street to make a call on the Woodward
girls.     Found both of them in the parlor,
Fite paying his attentions to Lizzy.      Susy told
me that she had seen Fanny Fern in Broadway
with an astoundingly patriotic bonnet, the crown
of it row covered with the starry part of a mina-
ture American flag (the stars thereon gilt) with
the stripes encircling both the crown and sides!   I
fancy her exhibiting it to Jim and his complimen-
ting it.    He really believes in her taste in dress.
Looked into Pfaff s on returning.           The two
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and twenty-nine
Description:Regarding the patriotic scene in New York at the beginning of the Civil War.
Date:1861-04-22
Subject:Anderson, Robert; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Clothing and dress; Fern, Fanny; Flags; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, Frank; Marble; Parton, James.; Songs; Wood, John A.; Woodward, Lizzie (Fite); Woodward, Susan
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):9th Street; Bleecker 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.