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	  Nast and the Girls.
Boweryem present a good deal; the former
came up again near midnight.
  9.  Thursday.   Writing till 4  , then out for
a walk down Broadway.  Met Haney, turned back
with him and walked leisurely as far as 745,
where I left him.     The girls and Tommy came
up to visit the Hayes family yester-evening and play-
ed cards.      Tousey was of the party, probably Jack.
It was  rather a solemn observance,  and Nast made
advances to Haney.      Writing &c. during the evening.
  10.  Friday.   A dull, raw day.    At the story
for Strong till about 5, then turned out, but the rain
came down and sent me back in half-an-hour.
Matty and Eliza passed me, hurrying homewards.
I thought Martha looked very kind and pretty, pro-
bably because she gave me a pleasant smile.    Further
on I was stopped by Mrs. Bartow, who told me
that she was living with her sister, Mrs. Case, previous
to going east for the summer and that little Maguire
was temporarily with her.     The latter has a brother
here and proposes to live with him.              Returning,
Haney came up presently and, supping with me,
stayed till 9.          Cahill, at the supper-table, ap-
peared a little drunk, though nobody but myself no-
ticed it, till he confessed up-stairs.      He had been
to the Battery, where a regiment of volunteers is sta-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and sixty-three
Description:Mentions that Miss Maguire is living with Mrs. Bartow temporarily.
Date:1861-05-08
Subject:Bartow, Mrs.; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Case, Mrs.; Civil War; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes; Hayes, Edward; Hayes, Mrs.; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Military; Nast, Thomas; Strong, Thomas; Tousey
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.