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worth anything ) that it s difficult to get clo-
thes to wear   and not a word of tidings of
Joe, ince the family lived in Philadelphia.
  Rather a sad triplet of letters, I trow.
  Richardson and Phillips up; the former look-
ing very manly and hearty in his 7th regiment
uniform.            Met him again, at 4 P.M., in
Broadway, when I turned out to post letters;
anon little Miss Maguire (who told me that she
lived at 320 Broome street), and presently
Kettle, like Richardson, in his uniform, also
accoutred and knapsacked.      He looked well,
with the exception of unclean teeth, said that the
ex-Miss Fagan and his child were all right, that
business was dead and that he thought of going
to California.       Writing  Post  article in the
  4.  Tuesday.   Haney up, to return gutta-per-
cha overcoat.  Down-town, per omnibus.  To
 Evening Post  office, saw Maverick; to Harper s,
saw Bonner; got $7 for drawing left on Satur-
day; to Haney s office, then up-town.  Writing
&c. during the afternoon and till midnight.
Cahill and Boweryem up in the afternoon.  The
former says that he has taken the oath of alle-
giance and that he expects veritably to be a
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and nineteen
Description:Mentions meeting various acquaintances on the street.
Subject:Bonner, John; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Clothing and dress; Fagan, Lyddy (Kettle); Greatbatch, Joe; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Kettle; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Maverick, Augustus; New York State Militia Infantry Regiment, 7th; Phillips; Richardson (boarder)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):320 Broome Street; Broadway
Scan Date:2010-06-08


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.