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	       Mrs. Galusha.
for a mile or so, rejoining her at the house
after a mug of lager by the wayside.    Then
I accompanied Rogers to the house of the Ga-
lushas, which is near theirs.    We found
Mrs. G. (nee Sally Gay and Nast s former flame)
in the garden, in a sun-bonnet.     She appeared
tallish, with not unpleasing features, eyes, I 
fancied, a little too near together.    She is cou-
sin to Mort Thomson, his father being brother
to her mother; hence her past visits at the 
Thomsons in Brooklyn and New York, when
Tommy Nast was a frequenter of the house, and
his captivation; to which Rogers had alluded,
saying that Tommy was  quite smitten.      Our busi-
ness was to invite her and her husband to join
us in a fishing and boating excursion that af-
ternoon; to which she consented, in case of
his return from Rochester.     There was talk of
expectation of Mrs. Thomson, Mort s mother,
favoring the Galushas with a visit shortly.     When
Mrs. G. was last in New York (at the time when
the Edwards  family went to Fanny Fern s, to
make her acquaintancex) Mrs. Edwards des-
patched an invitation to her, requesting her to
spend an evening at 745, which Fanny quiet-

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page fifty
Description:Describes meeting Mrs. Galusha.
Date:1861-07-12
Subject:Edwards, Sarah; Fern, Fanny; Galusha; Gay, Sarah (Galusha); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Nast, Thomas; Parton, Mary (Rogers); Rogers, William; Thomson; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Thomson, Sophy
Coverage (City/State):Rochester, [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.