At 745. Fanny and Jim.
indulged in auriferous fictions, to avoid the
discovery of which he had to assert they were off
on a tour in Wales. I saw only the father
and daughter, who showed me the grounds at
the rear of the house, the pumpkins, cabbages
and potatoes. After an half-hour s gossip
I returned to New York and to Bleecker Street.
In the evening to Chapins, and afterwards
to 745, overtaking Matty and Jack, Eliza and
young Tousey when near the house. Eliza
was evidently playing Sally towards that flaxan-
headed youth, who took his leave at the door.
Mr and Mrs E. in the basement; no visitors,
even Haney didn t appear. The smell of the bride
cake is pretty well out of the house now. Stayed
a not very lively hour and a half, then left.
21. Monday. Drawing and writing. Ca-
hill up part of the morning and afternoon.
Down town with him. Passed Fanny Fern and
her daughter Grace, (Apropos of the old cat, I was
told, on Sunday night, of a formal agreement, made
in Haney s presence, that Jim should be allowed a
certain license and liberty, particularly that of visit-
ing his relatives, without being subjected to peine
forte et dure for it since which time he has been
at 745 less than ever!) Papa Edwards and son-
in-law Nast passed on the other side of Broadway
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page eighteen|
|Description:||Describes a visit to the Edwards family.|
|Subject:||Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; Parton, James; Sergeant; Tousey; Waud, William, Mrs.|
|Coverage (City/State):||New York, [New York]|
|Coverage (Street):||Bleecker Street; Broadway|
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen|
|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 life, the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination, and Frank Bellew's marital troubles.|
|Subject:||Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women|
|Coverage (City/State):||New York, 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.|