First, painting Hayes
Doth meet my gaze,
Then Pa and Ma, I see, oh!
As in a mist
Engaged in whist;
God bless the happy trio!
There Selwyn clings
To Boston things,
Along with boy and madam;
To wings and drops,
To traps and props;
I wish twas here we had em.
The mist dispels,
I see my Welles;
Whose wit there none exceeded: (!)
I wish he knew
How very blue
I looked when he seceded.
Carl Wilhelm Knu-
dsen, he is, too,
This year so much engaged;
And what from this
There s not a miss
But knows may be presaged.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and thirty-nine|
|Description:||Poem written by Jesse Haney for the Edwards family's 1861 Christmas party.|
|Subject:||Christmas; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes; Hayes, Edward; Hayes, Mrs.; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Poetry; Selwyn; Selwyn, Jr.; Selwyn, Mrs.; Welles, Edward|
|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.|