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	     The Ceremony.
brother-in-law.     They left us to go to scene paint-
ing in half an hour.           Stayed till 9  .         Ha-
ney was present at the recent marriage, half
accidentally, as he generally dines at the house
on Sunday mornings.     The thing was done very
quietly, without the delicious theatrical foolery inti-
mated in the  Tribune  paragraph (written by
young Clif Thomson) though that had been intend-
ed.   Fan had a flag in the corner of the room,
but when Beecher arrived, they forgot the canopy
project.  No persons were invited, only the persons
specially interested, Ned Welles and the Thom-
sons.      The ceremony was of the briefest, not oc-
cupying twenty minutes, Grace wearing the $100
dress of lilac silk presented by Stewart to her
mother and by her made over to the present Mrs.
Thomson.   She went through it well, looking like
a honest school girl and appearing perfectly unaf-
fected.      They kissed and congratulated her when
it was over, when she told Haney that she hoped
that the next marriage she would be present at
would be his, and that he would be as happy as
I ho she hoped to be.     In narrating it, he
spoke kindly of the girl as any man would do.
Said I,  Not one of the girls at 745 but will
feel as if Grace had obtained a victory over them. 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and seventy-nine
Description:Describes the wedding of Mort Thomson and Grace Eldredge, as heard from Jesse Haney.
Date:1861-05-14
Subject:Beecher, Henry Ward; Clothing and dress; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Flags; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Journalism; Marriage; New York tribune.; Stewart (dry-goods man); Thomson; Thomson, Clif; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Thomson, Sophy; Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.