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              Sally and Nast are Married.
  29.  Sunday.   To Chapin s.  Met Hart there.
After church Jack Edwards joined us.  Hart di-
ned with me, then went to Jersey City, returning
at dusk.     Writing.  Cahill up.   To Haney s with
Hart after supper.         At 8   left him and went
to 745.   Mr. and Mrs. Edwards in.       Talk.  Sal-
ly and Nast were married at 8 A. M. instead
of after dinner, as proposed, a Philadelphian
acquaintance of the family officiating.  They start-
ed for Albany by the 11 o clock train.   A. M., on
the Hudson river railroad.          In an hour s time
Mat, Eliza, Jack and a Miss Griswold return-
ed from Chapin s.  Friendly chaff and spar with
the girls, especially with Eliza.   Hints about  all
their friends deserting  them an the like, involving
the employment of a little wholesome irony.   Left
at the usual hour.           Haney intended going to
Nyack to day and I suppose did it.       Miss Gris-
wold is a sister of Mrs Weddle s.             George Ed-
wards came in with the others, but stayed out long.
He has got a second lieutenantcy in some volunteer
regiment, and is on duty recruiting.
  30.  Monday.   To Kelly s, for Hart and German
and with them, crossed to Brooklyn, to the Navy
Yard, there to obtain details for an article for
the  Evening Post.   Captain Almy, the commander
proved as obliging as Americans in authority generally
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and nineteen
Description:Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Date:1861-09-29
Subject:Almy, Captain; Cahill, Frank; Chapin, E.H.; Civil War; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, George, Jr.; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; German; Griswold, Miss; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hart; Journalism; Kelly; Marriage; Military; Nast, Thomas; New York evening post.; Weddle, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [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.