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	       Return to New York.
Jack Crockett with the news that dancing men
were in request, at which Jack Edwards hurried
off, presently followed by Haney.    I, having
knee-high boots on, tarried for twenty minutes
longer, when Mr. and Mrs. Edwards appeared,
and we turned out into the slush and thawing
snow for a walk to the dep t.    Everything look-
ed drearily, disgustingly wintry, and when we
reached the little wet platform, at which we had
to wait for fifteen or twenty minutes, the raw
mist being about so, that we might have been
at some village railroad-station on a western
prairie, for anything we could see.       The girls
stay with Haney and Jack at the Crocketts, till
the morrow.    With characteristic motherly thought
and disinterestedness, Mrs. Edwards congratulated
herself on this arrangement, in consideration of
her daughters  health.           I felt sad enough on
my own hook, but immense liking and respect to
my companions.        The cars; the ferry; a wet
walk to Vesey Street, and there we parted; they
into a 4th avenue railroad car, I into a
Sixth.       Found Cahill and Watson smoking
in the room of the former, on my way upstairs.
  30.  Thursday.   Didn t get up till near 12.
A letter from my mother.   Apprehensions about the
war   my father s sickness   he in bed nearly
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and one
Description:Describes his return to New York after Jack Crockett's wedding reception.
Date:1862-01-29
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Crockett, John; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Watson, Frederick
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):4th Avenue; 6th Avenue; Vesey Street
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.