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    Honeywell in Washington.   Bradbury dead.
allusions to kid gloves, truffles, and that affec-
tation of heavy swellism which all Irishmen be-
lieve in.)   Honeywell showed well in the letter;
this campaign may improve the young fellow.   Af-
ter some talk about the war, a little chat with
Matty (principally of Haney s doing) we left at
the usual hour and wended our way boarding-house
wards.
  3.  Friday.   Heard for certain that old Brad-
bury died some four months ago, in his boarding-
house.   He came home as usual, a little tipsy, took
to his bed for a day or two and only quitted it for
his coffin.     The window went into mourning, but
didn t put Anna into it; both moved up-stairs,
into an attic.     I have seen the girl in Broadway;
her manner and what I hear of her indicates that
she has fulfilled the promise of two years ago.
Cahill s impression is that Mrs. B is her mother,
and was the washerwoman.          Down-town, to
Strongs; Cahill walking with me.    Returning.  In
the evening I was sitting in my room with Bowery-
em, the little man rather hipped from lack of employ-
ment and the absence of any present chance of  the
British Volunteers  being ordered off for active ser-
vice, when the Dutchman, Vieil came up, inform-
ing us that he had taken his passage for a return
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and fifty
Description:Mentions the death of Bradbury.
Date:1861-05-02
Subject:Bradbury, Anna; Bradbury (boarder); Bradbury, Mrs. (boarder); Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Clothing and dress; Edwards, Martha; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Irish; Military; O'Brien, Fitz James; Strong, Thomas; Vieil
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.