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	To Governor s Island, &c.
some time amid a party of teamsters, Zouaves
and soldiers, about to be sent off to Washington,
got a note to the commander of Bedloe s Island.
By Kelly s little steamer to Governor s Island, saw
Col. Loomis, in command there, an old gentleman
with a large white beard, who proved as little com-
municative about the subject of my visit   the South-
ern prisoners on the Island   as most U. S. A. 
officers commonly are.  He was playing chess with
a German officer.       Returned by a chance steamer
landing workmen.     A lovely, breezy, sunny day.
To the office of the Harbor Police; half an hour
with Captain Todd, getting information about the
operations of that service.  Up-town; to the  E. Post 
office.      Lunched on oysters in Fulton market.  To
Haney s; saw him and Bellew.              Met Nichol-
son and F. Wood at street-corner; the latter
said he and G. Arnold had been at work on a
dramatic piece  ordered  by Laura Keene. (?) A Massa-
chusetts regiment coming down Broadway.  At
Anthony s; saw Richardson and Griswold, bright
photographs for Canada folks.       Return to Bleeck-
er.       A note from Matty, stating that the Bride
(with a big B) has returned and is  staying for
a few days  at 745 and that  we should be plea-
sed to see  me  this evening,  and  hoping to
have the pleasure of beholding the light of my
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and thirty-one
Description:Describes a visit to Governor's Island to speak with Colonel Loomis.
Date:1861-10-09
Subject:Arnold, George; Bellew, Frank; Civil War; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Griswold; Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Journalism; Keene, Laura; Kelly (boatman); Loomis, Colonel; Military; New York evening post.; Nicholson; Prisoners of war (Confederate); Richardson (boarder); Todd, Captain; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street; Broadway
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.