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	      Off for Canada.
him and Kendall.     Haney came to sup and
stayed till ten.   At the Optimus together.
  7.  Sunday.   In-doors writing till evening;
then to Frank Hillard s new house.  There till
10.   Return and doorstep till midnight, with
Cahill and our women-boarders.
  8.  Monday.   To  Evening Post  Office, saw God-
win, got $50.     To F. Leslie, saw W. Waud;
sherry-cobblers with him for half-an-hour at
Crook and Duff s.     Hither and thither; paid tai-
lor; up-town.       All the evening and best part of
the afternoon, both of which were oppressively
sultry, packing up trunk and Ca carpet-bag,
with Cahill s help and stowing away books in
the big box left by Bob Gun.   (I don t retain
my room during my absence; Cahill propo-
sing to occupy it.)       Out with Cahill, to Ay-
liffe s store for claret-punches, and sitting in
the rear of his place, Haney found and joined
us.     Abed by midnight; the hottest of the sea-
son.
  9.  Tuesday.  Up betimes, out to order car-
riage, good byes and by 10, off with Cahill;
stopping at 745 to bid the folks good bye, ac-
cording to Haney s suggestion last night.  Cahill
kept snug in the sultry carriage, while I ran
up-stairs into the shop, finding Sally and Eliza
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page forty-two
Description:Describes his preparations for his visit to Canada.
Date:1861-07-06
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Crook and Duff�s (New York, N.Y.); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Godwin, Park; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Frank; Kendall; Leslie, William; Waud, William
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.