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              Tom Thumb s Entertainment.
weekly and writes a little for the New York press.
A good-humored, elderly, jocular man, I should
suppose him an Englishman.         Up-town in om-
nibus, through a midsummer rain-storm of some
violence.     Writing to George Bolton in the after
noon.      Out to post letter &c., by 6, returning up
Broadway as two regiments were marching down,
on their way to the South.       Writing during the
evening.

[newspaper clipping]
  LLOYD DEFOREST At Jersey City, on Monday, May
27, by the Rev. J. Brinton Smith, ALBERT T. LLOYD to Mrs. 
MARGARET A. DEFOREST, both of this city.

[Gunn s diary continued]
  28.  Tuesday.
In doors, writing till the evening, then called on the
Woodward girls, finding Fite there, and chatting
with the three till 11.   Billington called this afternoon.
  29.  Wednesday.   Writing till 5, then down town.
In the evening went to 745, having tickets for Tom
Thumb s Entertainment, and took Matty and 
Eliza to it.       Nast was there, Sally playing on the
piano to him, and I was left with them in the
basement, while the girls arrayed themselves.  Mr. Ed-
wards came down and Mrs. Edwards, too, presently,
both going off to Anna Bishop s concert, to which I
had one ticket.         Tom Thumb did his personations
at Hope Chapel, the Gearys and others singing, Mr.
 Gustavus  (who had given me the tickets) presiding
at the piano.      Mat looked exceedingly pretty in a
new spring dress and light bonnet; the curls make
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and five
Description:Describes attending ''Tom Thumb's Entertainment'' with Eliza and Matty Edwards.
Date:1861-05-27
Subject:Billington; Bishop, Anna; Bolton, George; Civil War; Clothing and dress; Concerts; Deforest, Margaret A; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Fite; Geary; Geary, Mina; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lloyd, Albert T.; Marriage; Military; Nast, Thomas; Smith, J. Brinton; Whitely; Woodward, Lizzie (Fite); Woodward, Susan
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.