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         Sarah Louisa s Quarrel with Olive.
Arnolds, Sears, Tracy, Mullen and others in
the cellar.    With his hair cropped like a convict,
George Arnold looks like something between Jack
Sheppard and a bad portrait of the first Napo-
leon.      He used to be good-looking, but Bohemia
hasn t improved his countenance.      Indeed, glancing
round the table, I could not but think all the
faces present were quite the reverse of prepossessing.
Ugly and hard-looking were the epithets which came
into my brain respecting them.      I met Banks
at the bar on coming out when he talked of being
off possibly in a day or two, and how it was an 
awful thing to have to knock fellows on the head,
&c.                        Little Maguire dined with us
to-day; Bradshaw (who has just returned from
the country) brought her in.     I had a talk with
her, in the parlor, subsequently, about the wedding
and things.      At first she put off her non-atten-
dence at the ceremony to a prior engagement for
the opera, but presently confessed that she had 
quarrelled with Olive, in consequence of her keeping
the marriage a secret until within three or four
days preceding it.      She had no parting with
Mrs. Bragg, either before or after her assumption
of that name.        She was going to leave Bartow s
only because they intended breaking up housekeep-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and thirty
Description:Regarding a quarrel between Miss Maguire and Mrs. Bragg, the former Miss Waite.
Subject:Arnold, George; Arnold, Jack; Banks, A.F.; Bohemians; Bradshaw; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Mullen, Edward F.; Pfaff's (New York, N.Y.); Sears, Jack; Tracy; Waite, Olive (Bragg)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.