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               Miscellaneous Doings.
men would be   I thought I detected this
in his talk this evening.   Both he and I
agreed that this marriage would probably ac-
celerate Sally s and Nast s, Haney fixing it
for the autumn of this year.             Within half
an hour of Grace s marriage; she hoped dinner
would be ready soon as she was hungry.     They
rallied her about matrimony developing a good
appetite.
  15.  Thursday.   Only out in the afternoon.  Wai-
ting the rest of the time.
  16.  Thursday.   Down-town.   Met Dixon.  He
has suspended the publication of his  Scalpel  for
one year.     (I had hoped to have done $15 worth for him,
next week.)      In Frankfort Street met Scoville
who invited me to visit him.     To Harpers; saw
Bonner   hadn t read story   no chance for stories
during the war   advised trying Guernsey, for
the magazine, which I did without the slightest
hope of acceptation.    Saw Damoreau at the en-
graver s room, walked up towards Nassau Street
with him, tarrying while he dined at the  Rain-
bow.    To Strong s, left Chapter 4 of story; par-
ted with Damoreau.        Met Hayes the engraver.
Alf Waud is at Willards in Washington, send-
ing on sketches and living in clover.   Alf would
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and eighty-two
Description:Mentions that Dixon has decided to suspend publication of the ''Scalpel'' for one year.
Date:1861-05-14
Subject:Bonner, John; Civil War; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dixon; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Guernsey; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Hayes (engraver); Marriage; Nast, Thomas; Publishers and publishing; Scalpel.; Scoville, Joe; Strong, Thomas; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Frankfort Street; Nassau Street
Scan Date:2010-06-07

 

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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.