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	  Death of Jack Pillow.
on a similar occasion.   Charley hard at work en-
graving.   Madame invisible,  although we were
there three hours,  her husband loquacious about
having to refuse Banks the loan of a V.             At
Rochester, writes Jack,  they have a sorrowful
time in consequence of the death of Jack Pillow.  He
was sick before the visit paid by Mrs. Edwards and
her son to the Rogers  household, a fever having re-
duced him very much, yet he had been supposed
convalescent and went out for short rides.      But
 last Monday night Jim received a message, calling
for Jack s mother to come up directly, and on Wed-
nesday morning  another arrived, stating that Jack
had died the night before at 11.          Mary and Ned
were standing at the dear old boy s bed when the
call came for him; he seemed to go so peacefully.
He opened his eyes a little while before and Mary
asked him if he d been asleep!     No,  he said,  I ve
been thinking about what, I guess, is soon going
to happen.    Then he murmured a few things with-
out any coherence, and in a few minutes after he
was gone.        Adds honest Jack Edwards:  How
cheerfully he had talked to me as he lay in bed, two
weeks ago, about the next Christmas, when he
said he could afford to come up and see us, and
what a lot of little pleasures he proposed, well I
believe he ll be with us after all, how full of life
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and seventy
Description:Regarding the death of Jack Pillow.
Date:1861-09-13
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, John; Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Parton, James; Parton, Mary (Rogers); Pillow, John; Pillow, Mary; Pillow, Ned; Rogers, William
Coverage (City/State):Rochester, [New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-11

 

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.