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      Mort. Brown returned from Sweden.
curls and was conversible, Eliza sat on the
sofa and did Sally.     Talk about news, books
&c.   Mrs. Edwards appeared and Jack return-
ed from drill in his red breeches.     Walking
homewards with Haney afterwards, I learnt
that the married couple are expected home on
Tuesday and that a little party is to celebrate
their return.     Sally has written a letter to 745,
illustrated by her husband.       Haney declined
reading it.
  5.  Saturday.   Mort. Brown came up to see
me, which young man, dismayed at the educa-
tional rigor of Swedish universities, gladly avail-
ed himself of the exhortation to come home on
the part of that respectable baker, his father.    He
saw Charley and Bob Gun in London, Yewel
in Paris, bringing me a letter from the latter.
It appears that Bob Gun visited Yewel, when
in France.    That kindly little artist has been
working hard during the last five years, doing
a good deal of copying, as  pot-boilers.   The pa-
nic of 1857 cut off his resources, pecuniarily,
hence his  cart-horse  work.    He would like a
return visit to New York, but, judiciously enough,
distrusts doing so at present.     And, of course,
he likes Paris vastly.     Down town; looked in
at the office of Turner s  Lesley Guard;  to the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and twenty-six
Description:Mentions meeting Mortimer Brown upon his return from Sweden.
Date:1861-10-04
Subject:Artists; Brown, Mortimer; Civil War; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Military; Nast, Thomas; Turner, Jim; Yewell, George
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; London, [England]; Paris, France; Sweden
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.