Story-writing and Impecuniosity.
the dressiness of his wife &c. Nast and Sally
were present; didn t mix much with the rest, but
laughed superfluously at Miss Rogers sayings.
Haney came in anon, from a call at Bellew s.
Mr. Russell was of the party and Mrs. Edwards.
Eliza is willing to be great friends with me just
now, she wants to pump me about Haney s cold-
ness towards her. Artless creatures young girls
1. Saturday. Heavy snow-storm all day.
Story-writing in better spirits than of late, though
in debt for three weeks board and otherwise hard
up. Cahill came up by 4 P. M. so deplorably
drunk that he tumbled down the lower stairs, in
quitting my room, and I had to help him to his.
In the evening to the house of Mr. Frank Moore
in Union Square, according to appointment made
by him, which he broke. I had addressed
him by letter in re a projected Diary of Charles-
ton doings, during the Sumter business, advertised
for publication. Very snowy night.
2. Sunday. To Bellew s by 5 P. M. Out
with him. He told me that he had received a
letter from O Brien, on Lander s staff, at
Cumberland, Md. At the Woodbine in the
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and seven|
|Description:||Describes a visit to the Edwards family.|
|Subject:||Bellew, Frank; Boardinghouses; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Debt; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Lander, F.W.; Lincoln, Mary Todd; Moore, Frank; Nast, Thomas; O'Brien, Fitz James; Rogers, Abigail; Russell|
|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.|