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	    At my Cousin s again.
They returned to New York on Friday, and the
next day Jack and his mother went to Rochester,
joining Fanny and Jim at the Rogers .    Is the
hatchet buried and the peace-pipe smoked?  asked
Haney.   Yellowx-curl says it hath  (sic),  but the taste
for scalps endeth only when Miantonimo calls the
warrior to the happy hunting-grounds.     Haney
has anticipated his holiday in Po keepsie, hence no 
Niagara.       Alf Waud has returned to Washington.
No visitors at 745,  except Thomas.         Sally is learn-
ing German!       Thus Haney, who thus gravita-
tes towards pretty Matty, who maybe will make him
a happier man than Sally might have done.
  15.  Thursday.   Writing the last nine pages and
a letter to Hannah, reading  Tribunes  and Emer-
son, with intermittent leafing.    George talks a little;
my remonstrance with him and the fact that
I am going away seems to have impressed him with
the notion that my experience of the last month may
be transformed into hospitality by an occasional re-
mark.      I d like to cheat myself into that belief, but
the  facts are chiels that winna ding and downa be
disputed. 
  16.  Friday.   Finishing letter to Hannah in the
forenoon packing up and doing chores incidental to
	                 
		x Matty.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and seventeen
Description:Describes a letter received from Jesse Haney.
Date:1861-08-14
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Books and reading; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Parton, James; Parton, Mary (Rogers); Rogers, William; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[Paris, Ontario, Canada]; 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.