Last Night of 1861.
possibility. Then, seeing me about to depart, the
company drank the Press, and I responded: No
other newspaper men were present To 745,
finding Mr. and Mrs. Edwards in the basement,
Haney, Selwyn and the family upstairs. Stayed
there talking over brandy and water, till the
rest descended, and thus saw the Old Year
out and the New One in. A cold, windy
night as I turned out, encountering Bowery-
em at our door-step, conveying one of our fe-
male boarders back from an expedition down town,
to hear the bell-ringing at Trinity Church,
by Ayliffe, landlord of the Store in our Street.
This female boarder is a Mrs. Chamberlain,
a middle-aged woman, gray-haired and po-
sessing the aspect of a lady. I believe she wants
to obtain employment as a governess.
I d like to be at Chacombe just now.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and twenty-five|
|Description:||Describes how he spent New Year's Eve, 1861.|
|Subject:||Ayliffe; Boweryem, George; Chamberlain, Mrs.; Edwards, George; Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; New Year; Selwyn; Trinity Church (New York, N.Y.)|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|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.|