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Cahill to the drill-room of the  Federal Chas-
seurs,  thence, alone, to 745.   Talking with Mr.
and Mrs. Edwards   she has leisure of evenings,
now, from lack of business, and declares that she
has not known how tired she has been for years,
until this interval of rest.       Eliza and Matty
came in presently, and sat working at the table.
Anon came Sally, Nast and, accidentally at the 
same time, Haney.   Jack and Honeywell return-
ing from drill, the former s red trousers were
duly chaffed.      Left at 11, Haney walked 
with me to Bleecker Street, I returning with
him to 16th; talking about the family and  
  18.  Tuesday.   To Governor s Island again,
going and returning in Kelly s little steamer.
After an hour s waiting saw the Colonel and
obtained partial facilities.       At the  Evening
Post  Office met Bigelow, looking very broad and
healthy, the results of  doing nothing,  as he said, in
the country.     They ought to have sent me to report
the war, for the paper, he declared.           If he had
not have relinquished the editorship, I should
have had that post.          At Strong s door met
Banks, Hamilton and Briggs.            To Harper s,
to get a book.     Up-town.    Wrote to Bob Gun,
as promised to Mac Cullough.           Our board-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page thirteen
Description:Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bigelow, John; Briggs, Charles F.; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Journalism; Kelly (boatman); McCulloch; Nast, Thomas; New York evening post.; Strong, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street; Bleecker Street
Scan Date:2010-06-08


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, 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.