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   Mort. Thomson married to Grace Eldredge.
the crowd I have seen to-day, as contrasted
with kindly Dan Miller s company of  Richland
Rifles,  I should pronounce the Southerners the
better and more simple-natured fellows.          I m
sorry to know that Cahill had a relapse into
his old vice, on Friday and Saturday.  He was
drunk the best part of both days, knocking down
all his week s wages and $5 to boot, in
company with the young fellow he brought home
with him.     Luckily he had paid his board in
advance, besides purchasing some necessaries.  How-
ever Mrs. Levison will get nothing this week.  The
$5 he got as a  present,  from one of the Volunteer
colonels, who has promised him $50.           He is
penitent now.
  13.  Monday.   This-
in to-day s  Tribune. 
  In doors all the rainy
day, Cahill with me

[newspaper clipping]
  MARRIED. Mr. Mortimer Thomson, better known
as  Doesticks,  was yesterday married by the Rev.
Henry Ward Beecher, to Miss Grace Eldredge, eldest
daughter of  Fanny Fern.   The ceremony took
place at the residence of James Parton, esq., the cele-
brated biographer.  The patriotic mother of the bride
had an elegant American flag arranged as a canopy,
beneath which the happy couple were united.x

[Gunn s diary continued]
a good part of the time, he rather hipped and
miserable.     Writing till 11.
  14.  Tuesday.   Writing all the morning. ^|A letter to Cobb.| Down-
town in the afternoon, met Oliver Hillard.
To Strongs and Haney s.   Up-town by car with
the latter, dining at 16th street with him, after-
wards in his room with Ned Hayes and Hayes 
	x This was only an intention.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and seventy-seven
Description:Mentions the marriage of Mort Thomson and Grace Eldredge.
Date:1861-05-11
Subject:Beecher, Henry Ward; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Cobb, Myron H.; Drunkenness; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Flags; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes, Edward; Hillard, Oliver; Levison, William, Mrs.; Marriage; Military; Miller, Dan; New York tribune.; Parton, James; Strong, Thomas; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th 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.