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	           At 745.
minor passages with Sally, friendly chat with
Matty.        Of course Ann commenced with a smart
remark about my being a stranger, when I ask-
ed what was the use of calling, when she was so
seldom at home?   and so it continued.   That
anything about Me?  she would inquire, when I said
anything.       I suppose I was objectionably cool
and free and easy, inasmuch as I felt defiant
of all but Matty, who has been kind to me, since
the Nastification of her sisters.      There was a
second allusion to the infrequency of my visits,
with a  Yes, Mr. Gunn, explain yourself?  from
Sally and a reference to my response to Ann
on my part.          Haney speaking incidentally
of a story about Will Waud s starting an illus-
trated paper in Charleston, brought
to 745 by Nast, I didn t scruple to characterize
it as one of those inventions which had
their origin in the artists  room of the  Illus-
trated News  and which Mr. Nast only retailed  
which I ve no doubt is the simple truth.     Mr.
Edwards came in for five minutes or so, but
not Mrs. E.       Her business is suffering heavily
from the impending civil war.       I foresee hard
times for this good family.         There will be no
summer Graftonizing, this year, I fancy.          Ah!
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and ninety-two
Description:Describes a visit to the Edwards family with Jesse Haney.
Date:1861-05-18
Subject:Civil War; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Nast, Thomas; New York illustrated news.; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
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.