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conversational, presently Eliza and pre-
sently Sally.    I had a bit of a spar with
the latter: we were talking South Carolina
when I said we always liked those who licked
us.     Quoth Sally, with her old, calm trick of
saying pretty things,  To know you is to like
you, Mr Gunn!          And,  I continued,  Waud
tells me that if I went thither again, I should
find the liking hadn t changed.     Mrs. E and
the old gentleman talked awhile.    There s a
bill up outside, advertizing the basement   our
basement   to let   heigho!         Jack appearing,
with him to the  Evening Post  office.      Saw
Maverick and Godwin.     Thanks to the good-
will and generosity of the latter, got $40
for my five articles   nearly double what I
expected.       To Staten Island with Jack.
Visits to two fragmentary companies   rather
abortive morning.      Bread, cheese and lager.
Return by 5.             Shepherd up in the eve-
ning.     He told how Shanley, Mullen and
F. Wood, and I think others, ahd been down
to the Highlands to visit George Arnold, all
of them having a  big drink  together.    He says
also that  Fitz  (O Brien) expects to be
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and forty-six
Description:Mentions a conversation with Sally Edwards about South Carolina.
Date:1861-06-14
Subject:Arnold, George; Bohemians; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Godwin, Park; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Maverick, Augustus; Mullen, Edward F.; New York evening post.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Shanley; Shepherd, N.G.; Staten Island (New York, N.Y.); Waud, William; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; South Carolina
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.