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	      My Attic Entertainment.
asked me to accompany him.        Thence to Bellew s,
according to appointment.  (He himself opened the
door this time.)     Up-stairs with him and Beckett
till 11 or later, Beckett asleep on his back, on a
sofa during the greater part of the evening, and
Bellew and I incubating subjects for the next  Brid-
get of Fun.   A dull time of it, and out-of-doors
in harmony with the occasion.
  20.  Monday.   A little drawing.     Down town by
4, to get a few articles for  swarry,  which came
off in due time, when Boweryem and I had
completed the arrangements.    It comprised a
savoury pork-pie (one of two sent to me by the
hearty Tews, from Canada), sardines, half a 
dozen bottles of ale, and grog, in the shape 
of hollands and whiskey.    The Robertsons ap-
peared about 8.     Softlty came up two hours
later from his quartette club, our landlady
honored us with her presence for half an hour
Our guests decidedly enjoyed the affair, which
went off jollily with eating, drinking, and sing-
ing.      Cahill was invited, but attendance on a
firemen s ball, in his reportorial capacity, kept
him away.     We broke up at about midnight.
  21.  Tuesday.   Cutler back here, from the army
of the Potomac.  He has been in the commissariat
department of the Sickles brigade, as an assistant
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and eighty
Description:Describes a small party he gave.
Date:1862-01-19
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Cutler, Peter Y.; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Robertson; Robertson, Mrs. (Brougham); Softly
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.