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	           At 745.
bye, Matty, Eliza, Anne and Jack appeared, some
of them returning from Chapin s.  Mr. Edwards
read aloud Fanny s article in the  Ledger  about
her daughter s marriage; all of us (barring Haney
and myself) manifesting an inclination to sniff
at it.      Not much transpired this evening; I
think Haney and I spoke only to Matty, of the
girls; for Anne, she went and sat to ther side of
Tommy, only becoming momentarily prominent in ans-
wer to a gird of Haney s.           (He will  not willingly
let die  the rememberance that she was against him
in his wooing of Sally.)           Eliza has turned the
cold shoulder to Haney of late, wherefore his adop-
tion of my r le of absence; though less rigorously
observed.    He went home with me subsequently,
had a pipe and, detained by a grand thunder
lightning and rain-storm, staid till midnight;
Cahill being with us best part of the time.
  27.  Monday.   Down-town by noon, to the  Tri-
bune,   Times,   World  and  Herald  offices, in quest
of employment, seeing respectively, Dana, Ray-
mond, Marble and Hudson.            Unsuccessful at
each and all, though the latter on hearing that
portions of my Charleston letters had been reprint-
ed in the  Herald  inquired particularly and favorably,
taking my address.       Go anywhere?  asked he.     I
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and three
Description:Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Date:1861-05-26
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Dana, Charles A.; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hudson, Frederic; Journalism; Marble; Marriage; Nast, Thomas; New York herald.; New York ledger.; Raymond, Henry J.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-08

 

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.