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	A Birthday and a Marriage.
injunctions.       I fancy that her father (who seems
a decent old boy) isn t privy to the state of
things between his daughter and her husband; the
mother knows and abets Mrs. Bellew.
  28.  Tuesday.   Indoor all the detestable day
scribbling.  At 9 to 745.  Found quite a party
of droppers-in there, Morris, a Mr. Pratt (a
Britisher of one years trans atlantic experience)
Mr. Russell, young Honeywell, Mr. and Mrs. 
Edwards, the girls, Ann, and Jack.       Anon
Haney entered.      The day was Eliza s 
seventeenth birthday, in honor of which her father
brewed a jorum of the famous punch and we had
a bit of a jollification, with songs &c.    Selwyn
and Hayes appeared late in the evening, the
latter have arrived, this morning, from Philadel-
phia, for the purpose of assisting his brother-in-law
in scene-painting at Niblo s.      Kept it up till 
about 1 o clock.
  29.  Wednesday.   Down town to Harper s;
Bonner not yet returned.   Through the drizzle,
snow and slush, which constituted as beastly a
day as could be conceived, to Trinity Church, too
late to witness the marriage of Jack Crockett,
which occurred at noon precisely.       Passed Nast
returning from it and met Haney.          There had
been a large show of friends at the wedding, in-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and ninety-seven
Description:Mentions at party for Eliza Edwards' seventeenth birthday.
Date:1862-01-27
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Birthdays; Bonner, John; Crockett, John; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes, Edward; Honeywell, Charles; Marriage; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; Pratt; Russell; Selwyn; Trinity Church (New York, N.Y.); Wheeler; Wheeler, Mrs.; Women
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.