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	With Morris to 745.
eligible sheets.       The dead man appears to have
been kind and liberal to those about him.   He
lived with his sister-in-law, who kept a boarding-
house in Amity Street; where Wilkins died; she
and the boarders having removed on the first of
the month.
  7.  Tuesday.   Down-town to Strong s; saw
him.     Writing during the afternoon and till 9,
when Morris came up; having also called un-
successfully on Sunday.   He showed friendly,
weak, inquisitive, kindly and unsatisfactory, as
usual, and presently, pushing his suggestion of a
visit to 745, I we accompanied him thither;
thinking it an opportunity of keeping up nominal
visits as well as ascertaining how things are pro-
gressing.   It was past 10 when we got there,
Mat opening the door, pater and materfamilias
sitting at the table, Nast beside Sally, on the
sofa, Eliza next to young Tousey, Matty apparent-
ly unattached; for she, either from that reason or
goodnature, crossed to a chair beside Morris and
talked to him.         It was a mere form of saluta-
tion that I gave and got from all but Mr. and 
Mrs. E. and Matty; to whom I chatted exclu-
sively, principally about the war.   The elder folks
were cordial, as they always are.      I think Nast
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and sixty-one
Description:Regarding a visit to the Edwards family with Morris.
Date:1861-05-06
Subject:Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; Strong, Thomas; Tousey; Wilkins, Ed. G.P.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Amity Street
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.