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      More talk of Volunteering.     At 745.
certain uncle of his was going to raise a caval-
ry regiment, in which he expected to get a com-
mand.       Previously I had met Clarence Eytinge,
his countenance all nose, as usual, and looking
so Hebraical that one involuntarily expected that
he would produce a hundred-bladed pen-knife
or a bag of lemons.     He didn t, however, but
told me that he had got a command in the  Scott
Life Guard    the regiment which Boweryem
first volunteered into.             Writing till 9 in
the evening, then to 745; knowing that Haney
was there and being pretty certain that Tommy
was not.       Found the first, Mrs. Edwards,
Matty and Eliza; the latter remote on the so-
fa, Matty half-asleep over a book
in the arm-chair.    A twinge of gout had sent
Mr. Edwards to bed; Sally had retired, also,
and Eliza presently joined her.     Talked with
Mrs E., Haney, and Jack.     The loss of all South-
ern custom has operated disastrously on Mrs. E s
business   the more s the pity.      Jack had received
a letter from Charles Honeywell, at Washington,
describing the march of the  Seventh  thither, from
Annapolis.    (There were three columns about it
in to-day s  Times  from O Brien, involving the
usual amount of  the hoighth of foine writing, 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and forty-nine
Description:Mentions that Jack Edwards received a letter from Charles Honeywell who had marched to Washington with the 7th New York Infantry Regiment.
Date:1861-05-02
Subject:Boweryem, George; Civil War; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Eytinge, Clarence; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Jews; Military; Nast, Thomas; New York State Militia Infantry Regiment, 7th; New York times.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Washington, [District of Columbia]
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.