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gests possibly so.   The girl s too good for him; 
I said,  twenty others would suit him equally
well.    That s what I think!  said he.       Why
should Haney make the discovery?   Returning
to 132, on my way up stairs, I looked in at
Cahill s room and found him Watson and Jewett
at dominoes.
  3.  Monday.   In doors all day, scribbling
story.
  4.  Tuesday.   Out for a walk in the morning;
writing till midnight.
  5.  Wednesday.   Finished story.   Feverish
with overmuch staying in-doors, took a rush
downtown to Nassau Street and back.      To
745 in the evening.       The girls were going to
a ball, got up for the benefit of Serrell s
Regiment, Mrs S. having given them tickets
  said tickets being perhaps a little unsaleable
in consequence of the hardiness of the times.  Both
Mat and Eliza came down wrapped and
pinned up, with Nubias on head &c but were
complaisant enough to un-wrap and un-pin
for my gratification.     They both looked pretty
enough in all their war paint and were in
as good spirits as all healthy girls with a dance
in prospect ought to be.      Pratt was there as
fellow escort to Jack.       Pratt is the son of a
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and twelve
Description:Mentions a ball for the benefit of Serrell's regiment, which Eliza and Matty Edwards attended.
Date:1862-02-02
Subject:Balls (Parties); Boardinghouses; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Jewett; Military; Pratt; Serrell, Edward W.; Serrell, Edward W., Mrs.; Watson, Frederick
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Nassau 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.