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             A Reason for going to the War.
ing, Mrs. B. intending to go to her friends down
east, Mr. B. to remain in New York.    I suppose
they ll put the children out on the sidewalk? 
I said.           Maguire declared that she was going
to live with her brother.               Mort Thomson
has gone to the wars, to report for the  Tribune, 
in company with the 7th; hence his marriage
may be deferred beyond the early part of next
month.      There was some talk of its occurrence
before his departure.       J. A. Wood told me to-
day that he heard that Sol Eytinge wanted to
go, and charitably ascribed it to a disgust of
home and the charming Allie   just as Bob
Gun supposed that Bellew took his wife to Eng-
land that the climate might make him a widower.
         I fancy there may be truth in Wood s sup-
position.      Mrs. Galusha, ne  Sally Gay has visit-
ed Sol Eytinge s household.
  24.  Wednesday.   A friendly note from Marble
  plenty of War Correspondents already.   A
letter from Hannah.       Mine reached her on the
6th, probably at the time when Griswold and
I were exploring the haunts of the 4th ward.    She
had returned from a weeks sojourn in Ban-
bury.     My mother wrote to Hannah on the day
she received my last letter, making special men-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and thirty-one
Description:Mentions J.A. Wood's speculation that Sol Eytinge is only interested in going to the war to get away from his wife.
Subject:Bartow; Bartow, Mrs.; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Bennet, Hannah; Civil War; Eytinge, Solomon; Gay, Sarah (Galusha); Griswold; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Marble; Military; New York State Militia Infantry Regiment, 7th; New York tribune.; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Banbury, [England]
Scan Date:2010-06-03


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.