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suggestive American vulgarism, that things
were played out and I knew it.         To
that she said nothing, expect perhaps to Anne
who sat some little distance off.    Desirous of
ascertaining whether the girl cared about being friends
again, I remarked that we had a jolly time of
it last year.     Yes,  she said,  Captain Worth
and his family were with us.         That was a suf-
ficient no-thank-you; I said no more, but went 
on with my smoking.   Haney, Jack and Mat re-
turning, we had tea.        Then there was a propo-
sition started, to remain to a later hour than
had been intended, crossing the river in the sail-
boat in time for the 9 o clock train.       That Mr
and Mrs. Edwards couldn t tarry for, and I, 
who guessed remaining would be dreary, resolved
to return with them, leaving the rest to their plea-
sure or lack of it.          So leaving most of the
men bathing at the old spot, we crossed the
Zee in the ferry-boat and found ourselves
with the best part of an hour upon our hands,
which we disposed of in a pleasant walk about 
Tarrytown; one of the prettiest of places.   Then
the train came and whirred us to New York
in an hour.    Mr and Mrs E. got out at 30th 
street, I kept on to Christopher.       The streets
were pyrotechnic and choky as I walked to Blee-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page forty
Description:Describes a Fourth of July sailing excursion with the Edwards family and friends.
Subject:Edwards, Ann; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Fourth of July; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Worth, Captain
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):30th Street; Bleecker Street; Christopher Street
Scan Date:2010-06-09


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.