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            A Meeting at Hope Chapel.
volumes.)   I think these were the only words
we have exchanged, except  Good evenings  and
 Good Nights  for some weeks.      Presently, Mr.
Edwards, Jack and I departed for Hope Cha-
pel, kindly Mrs. Edwards saying,  You ll come
back again!  when I bade the family  good night. 
At Hope Chapel we found a room full of people
with closed windows (which I remedied in one
instance), saw Boweryem and others on the plat-
form, heard a variety of speeches, more or
less stirring and a good deal of cheering.        Ca-
hill came in, on his reportorial duty, but was,
of course, shy of us.    Some volunteers appended
their names; the corps may number 300 men,
at present.       Before 10 o clock we came away,
and returned to the house, where we found
Mrs. Edwards, Anne and Matty, Sally and
Eliza having gone to bed.   Stayed till 10  ,
talking of the war.        Ann commented on my
not having been there as much as usual, to which
I responded by what Dick Swiveller would
have called  a baffler,  in the remark that she
was not always out when I came.     The house
is changed to me since Tommy s advent: I
shan t increase my visits and can be very 
well spared.        Haney will go, despite the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and thirty-six
Description:Mentions attending a meeting of the British Volunteers at Hope Chapel.
Date:1861-04-25
Subject:Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Military; Nast, Thomas; Speeches
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-07

 

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.