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	       Hart from Louisville.
supposes I earn  bread and cheese,  but expresses an
opinion that mine is  a poor calling,  on which
my Hannah comments at the expense of the said
William.    Edwin Bolton   a self-willed, ill-bred
boy in my recollection   has three children at War-
dington, but is  careless.        Thus much of items,
for the rest God bless the writer.           Writing till
3, Cahill with me part of the time.              Down town.
Met Wilbour.   Return.   At 7 Hart came up,
looking hearty and sunburnt, with a nutty brown
wig concealing his baldness, also sporting a dyed mous-
tache.          He tells me that Dillon s child is dead;
that that young Irishman is uxorious and something
of a Southern rights man, politically.     Hart him-
self is a strong Unionist; has been prominent
in the cause in Lousiville.   Out with him, with
Kelly and a Mr. Brown.     To Haney s till 10  ,
anon dropped into Tom Hyer s and visited two
dance-houses, one a nigger-one, Hart being curious
about such scenes and Brown our guide.
  26.  Thursday.   Day of Fast and National
Humiliation by order of President Abe Lincoln of
the Disunited States, who, I doubt not, enjoys as
good a dinner as usual.        To Hawks  church,
Cahill having got me the job of reporting the ser-
mon for the  N.Y. Times.   After service called:
at 16th street, saw Mrs. Potter, her old mother,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and eleven
Description:Describes a visit from Hart.
Date:1861-09-25
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, Edwin; Bolton, William; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hart; Hawks; Hyer, Tom; Journalism; Kelly; Lincoln, Abraham; Mapother, Dillon; New York times.; Potter, Mrs.; Wilbour
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Louisville, [Kentucky]
Coverage (Street):16th street
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.