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breakfasted down stairs, as usual, (after the meal
had been allowed to get Laodicean) in company
with a pretty-looking young girl, a Miss Van
Norden, daughter to Bellew s former land-
lord.      I had previously got a breezy, sunny
walk in search of a newspaper.       After two
hours delay, during which old Wheeler called
I got Bellew out into the morning.      Left him
at 14th street on a call at the Wheeler resi-
dence, and to my cockloft.  Scribbling all
the afternoon.  Cahill up   sober   on pay-day.
He says little Edge called here last night to
see Watson   Edge fresh from Port Royal and
talking John Bright and the London Star about
the American Row.   Scribbling till 8 or later.
Going downstairs found Mrs Butler and Jones
in Mrs Boley s room, with herself, Cahill and
Jewitt.   Chat awhile, then to 745, with an arm-
full of books to send to George Edwards at Hil-
ton Head S. C.   at Anne s request.      Found only
Mrs Edwards and Anne, paterfamilias, Haney
and Jack having gone off to witness the process
of making aerated bread and the girls being on a
visit to Honeywell s mamma.        Stayed till 10  ,
then off rapidly through the wintry and almost
deserted streets to Bellew s house.       Rang once,
twice and thrice, when he descended, having gone
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and nineteen
Description:Mentions sending books to George Edwards, who is stationed at Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Date:1862-02-07
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Bright, John; Butler, Mrs. (boarder); Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Edge, Frederick; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, George, Jr.; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Honeywell, Charles; Honeywell, Mrs.; Jewett; Jones (boarder); Van Orden; Van Orden, Anna; Watson, Frederick; Wheeler
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Hilton Head, South Carolina
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.