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	               At 745.
expedite my visit.
  24.  Monday.   Down-town 
                                 in the afternoon.  Writing
all the morning.    After leaving copy at the
 Evening Post  Office, rode up-town with Haney
and dined at Mrs. Potter s, going together to
745 at about 9 o clock.     Mr. and Mrs. Edwards
there; Sally, Tommy and Eliza on the so-
fa, and Matty working at the table.     I chatted
awhile with Mrs E. then talked with Matty;
who, fishing out a narrow strip of crimson silk
velvet, volunteered to transform it into a neck-
tie for me, then and there, and did it.     Eliza
seceded from the sofa temporarily, coming to the
table and anon returning, indignant at not being
taken enough notice of.  Nast left comparative-
ly early and, directly afterwards, Sally and
Eliza without saying good night to anybody,
went off to bed.      Jack came in from drill,
with his red breeches, and Haney and I left
at the usual hour.            He told me, the other
night, that he had resolved never to renew his
addresses to Sally until Nast returned   a con-
fession indicating that his passion was scotched,
not killed, and militating against past protesta-
tions of heart-wholeness.
  25.  Tuesday.   In response to an invitation
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page twenty-eight
Description:Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Date:1861-06-23
Subject:Clothing and dress; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; Potter, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-09

 

Volume
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.