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            From New York to   le N ant?
too, employed in a hopeless haze of drunkenness
  the plunge from this into the great mystery  
all these surroundings are grim and tragic
enough, God knows!     Welden s creed was akin
to them, that of Leibgeber in Paul Richter s
Siebenkas.   He confessed as much to me, once, when
he talked of suicide, and I urged that he could
not escape existence; though he might change the con-
ditions of it, telling him that as far as I could,
I did assuredly believe in immortality and the final
redemption of all of us.                        From Tam-
many Hall I went to Strong s, saw him.              Mc.
Lenan and Gaylor there; the first said he had
been ill and rheumatic gout and looked it; the
second was simply, latently unpleasant, as usual.   In
at Haney s several times; didn t see him.                     Up
town by dinner time.     Haney came in the evening,
joining Cahill, Boweryem and myself, over the
supper-table.     Cahill had appeared rather drunk,
though, I think, I was the only person who perceived
it.      Up in my room anon.   The others leaving us,
Haney read the current  Philip,  and at by 9   sug-
gested a visit to 745.        So we went, finding
Ann, Sally and Matty within, the latter
with her hair in curls.     Talk, verbal sparring
with Ann, not to her advantage; some little
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and ninety-one
Description:Regarding the death of Charles Welden.
Subject:Books and reading; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Drunkenness; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gayler, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; McLenan, John; Strong, Thomas; Suicide; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-07


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.