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	      A Jewish Family Party.
on their way home at leaving 745.
  30.  Monday.   Writing.     Down town by 12  
to E. Post office, Godwin not in.  Up town.  Wri-
ting during the afternoon.
  31.  Tuesday.   Down town, saw Godwin; pro-
posed an expedition through Dixie by way of Ken-
tucky.    Chores during the afternoon.      In the
evening, calling on Haney at 16th street, found 
Selwyn with him, recently arrived from Boston
being engaged as scene-painter at Nible s.   Lea-
ving them, went to 19th street, to the residence of
a certain  Lieutenant-Colonel  Joachimsen, who
was to have trappings and horse-furniture
presented to him, and who had sent a note
to that effect to the  Times,  offered to me by
Cahill.     The colonel and all his guests were
Jews, I myself being, I suppose, the only un-
circumcised person present.   Such an array of
hooky noses, turgid lips and black hair I
never witnessed, except at Mordecai s festival,
subsequent to the serenade, in Charleston, South
Carolina, of which occasion I was strongly re-
minded.     We assembled in a little, narrow par-
lor, hung round with prints and pictures, the com-
pany overflowing into the passage.  We talked of
the war, of course, and of England, and I soon
found that my Hebew friends didn t believe in
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and twenty-three
Description:Describes attending a Jewish family party as a reporter.
Date:1861-12-29
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Godwin, Park; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jews; Joachimsen; Journalism; Mordecai, Benjamin; Selwyn
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, South Carolina
Coverage (Street):16th Street; 19th Street
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
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.