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	     I return to New York.
a fool ever to have got married as I did.    He
went on to talk about his wife having  these spells,  to
assert that he couldn t help thinking more of  Jean 
than of her, that things couldn t go on so, that
 Jean  wouldn t remain, that he felt bound to take
care of her and much more.       To the Railroad
dep t; reclaimed baggage, got it checked through,
goodbye to Heylyn and off.   In the sleeping-car.
Heylyn had given me an owl   a small one known
as of the  cat- species   in a temporary cage contrived from
a cigar box, which I stowed away in conjunction
with a jug or stone-bottle of Canadian whiskey.   Off.
Turned in by 10 o clock, as did others, for the
car was well filled.   At Syracuse an old boy mount-
ed the shelf adjoining mine and was subsequently
disturbed by the snoring of an adjacent sleeper.
 Grease that man s nose!  he suggested.  I slept
  21.  Saturday)       well enough as I generally
do, travelling.    We arrived at Albany by 3. A. M.
I lay till near 6 as I know my train did not
depart till 9  .  Breakfast at a river-side place,
where a woman apostrophized my civil with un-
conscious eloquence as  Poor little misery!   Over the
river by ferry-boat.      Three hours of heat, head-
ache and waiting (during which I felt not unlike
the owl) then off.       Sunny and gritty.  A man
named Lowry, a lawyer, who had met me at
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and ninety-six
Description:Describes his journey by train back to New York.
Date:1861-09-20
Subject:Brinton, Eugenie Addie; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heylyn, Edward; Heylyn, Liz; Lowry; Marriage; Railroad travel; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):Syracuse, [New York]; Albany, [New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-15

 

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.