If you ve an idea, don t repress it,
But if now mind
You words can t find,
Tell him and he ll expressx it.
Then there is Liza,
How we prize her!
For her music, gift so rare!
Anne, her sister,
(Nearly missed her!)
Shines in trifles light as air.
Then there s Matty,
Great on patty,
Pudding, pie or jam or jelly;
Crowned with curls is,
Best of girls is,
As all who know will also tell ye.
Find two Josey s
Miss Price, Miss Nettie and Miss Behm,
All are pretty
Girls, and witty
And our love have every claim to.
x Smith a recent acquaintance is in the Express business.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and forty-seven|
|Description:||Poem written by Jesse Haney for the Edwards family's 1861 Christmas party.|
|Subject:||Behm, Miss; Brown, Josie; Christmas; Crockett, Josie; Crockett, Nettie; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Poetry; Price, Emmeline; Smith|
|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.|