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course Cahill avoided him throughout the eve-
ning.          Writing, somewhat bothered by Shep-
herd and Boweryem.
  8.  Sunday.   Sacrificed a lovely, mild May
day, like three preceding it, to finishing Ken-
tucky story.    Shepherd present most part
of the time.    Cahill isn t on hand at meal times;
want to avoid  Daisy  who has taken board
here for a week intending to write a poem on the
Fifth Avenue, ordered by Guernsey.    Left him
in my room at 8 and went to Chapin s.       Then
to 745.     The girls, Jack and Nast had also
attended church; I found them with the old
folks, with Haney and Morris in the base-
ment.   Mr and Mrs Nast left almost imme-
diately, we, visitors, remained to the usual
hour.       Walked homewards with Maurice &
Haney, taking a turn or two with the latter.   He
accompanied Matty, Eliza and Jack in their
Thanksgiving visit to the Weddles at Poughkeep-
sie, not going as I supposed to the Nichols.   They
stayed a night and a day, returning nocturnally
by steamer.     Sally and her husband spent the
day at 745.
  9.  Monday.   Writing note to Bowman, Sacra-
mento City, California, Mrs Boley being desirous of
obtaining news of a brother-in-law there, with the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page eighty-nine
Description:Mentions a visit to the Edwards family.
Subject:Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Bowman, Amos; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Guernsey; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; Shepherd, N.G.; Weddle; Weddle, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Sacramento, California
Coverage (Street):Fifth Avenue
Scan Date:2010-06-14


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.