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                 With Haney to Newark.
join them, hiring two organ-grinders to play
to them and subsequently endeavoring to set
them fighting with one another.           I parted
with Shepherd at our street-door, perceiving
that he was not sober, and entered the parlor.
Presently, concluding from the absence of light
in my window, that I hadn t gone up-stairs
he came again.       I gave him the slip, however;
when he fasted on Boweryem; wanted to as-
cend to my room to search for whiskey.
  29.  Saturday.   Writing till the afternoon.
With Cahill to the  Winter Garden,  to see Gayler s
 American Cousin at Home.    Rubbish.    Saw the
author on coming out.
  30.  Sunday.   With Haney to Newark, by boat.
(By the way poor old Hinckley died in Philadel-
phia, last autumn.)         Jack and Larry Crockett
met us at the landing-place and we went home
with them, to the pleasant house where we re-
hearsed our Christmas play last winter.     Nicho-
las was gone off on a visit.     We dined, smoked
and talked, walking for a couple of miles to
Damoreau s in the afternoon; finding him at
work, engraving up-stairs; his children  on
the rampage  below.    The wife,  he announced,
 has one of her headaches in appropriate costume, 
so Madam Beatrice Damoreau, ex-Pradeux,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page thirty-four
Description:Describes a visit to the Crocketts and Charles Damoreau at Newark.
Date:1861-06-28
Subject:Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Crockett, John; Crockett, Larry; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gayler, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hinckley; Nicholas, John G.W.; Shepherd, N.G.; Theater
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Newark, [New Jersey]
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.