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          Gun, Bellew and Cahill in London.
good inspection of the royal party,  but was un-
able from press of business to spend a few
days with them which he much regretted.   Two
days coaching through some of the most roman-
tic scenery in the world brought him home again,
after an absence of two weeks.        At the end
of August he came to London with the intention
of going to Paris, and thence to Mecklenberg
Schiverin, where he has a sister at school, re-
turning to Scotland and so back to New
York by November.    But  unforeseen circumstan-
ces  in the shape of matrimony  altered his plans, 
and he is settled down for life, although the
chances are that he will return to America when
things are better there in the event of the Agency
proving not so lucrative as he could wish.     Cal-
ling on Ledger, the day Bob arrived in town, he
learnt (not much to his surprise) that Cahill
was in London, and the next day saw him.
Bellew, Bob met by chance in Oxford Street, just
as he was entering the American Stores to get a
drink.      Major Piercy is and has been for several
weeks living in the country, for reasons best known
to himself.    That bold soldier has taken the pledge.
Bob speaks of meeting him at the Crystal Palace
and of his state then.          Viele, our queer boarder
has got back to London.         The rest of the letter
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page seventy-seven
Description:Describes a letter received from Bob Gun.
Date:1861-07-20
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Cahill, Frank; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ledger, Arthur; Piercy; Vieil
Coverage (City/State):London, [England]
Coverage (Street):Oxford Street
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.