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Coventy ribbon manufacturer, in this country
on the firm s business   has been here perhaps
twelvemonths.   Russell brought him to 745.   He
is a bachelor   query? an eligible one.      Miss Anne
was going to the ball, too.       Saw her and
Mrs Colonel Serrell, who was fully aware of
the glory attaching to that designation.  I have
not met her, I think, since the Amity Street
party, when, I veritably believe, they thought I
was smitten with the favoring Sally.         Did
I ever put down that Mrs Serrell and Mrs G.
Edwards were sisters   their father a clergy-
man?               The party off, I sat with Mr
Edwards and little Jessie, talking and read-
ing till 11, when the always hard working
Mrs Edwards came down-stairs.          The
girls were trying skating last night, in the
Central Park, with Haney and Jack.         I
picked up the  Woman in White  at the house
this evening, with the inscription  To Mathe on
her nineteenth birthday by J. C. H.  Allus the
best o friends, ain t us, Pip?         Pratt was to
be toted up to see visit the Nasts tomorrow night.
  5.  Thursday.  To Harper s.   Trapped 
accepted (which don t alter my opinion of it,
though I was glad enough.)    Left t other story,
saw Newman and departed.      To the Sunday
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and thirteen
Description:Regarding the Edwards family.
Date:1862-02-05
Subject:Birthdays; Books and reading; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Jessie; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Nast, Thomas; Newman; Pratt; Publishers and publishing; Russell; Serrell, Edward W., Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Amity 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.