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	The Alteration at 745.
aching of old wounds and with a secret feeling
that there s something inimical in the atmosphere to-
wards him, killing the old friendly familiarity.
Altogether I don t think Tommy has bettered the
household.    Had the little chuff been a gentle-
man, his position might have been delightfully
recognized and tenderly sympathized with by all
of us; as  tis he makes a vulgar triumph of
it and much happiness may it bring him.   Sally s
eyes will look otherwise than lovingly at some
traits of character in her squat admirer, before
long, perhaps.            Of the caricatures he did
of Nicholas, one was elaborate, drawn in cold
blood, at home, and the girls stuck it up on
the mantle-piece.   Haney commented on this in-
dignantly in relating it to me, declaring that
had he been the subject, he would incontinently
have ceased visiting 745.       He thinks so.      Nich-
olas talks of volunteering with Jack Crockett.
   Officer Mortimer Thomson  returned to New
York this morning, bearing dispatches.    Wilbour
supposed he would return.
  26.  Friday.   Writing during the morning,
Cahill up part of the time.    After dinner I had
a certain German up in my room who came to
board here the other day, advised to it by Bob
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and thirty-eight
Description:Comments on tensions among the Edwards family and friends.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Crockett, John; Drawing; Gun, Robert; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; Nicholas, John G.W.; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Wilbour
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-07


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.