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town.    Chores &c; some scribbling during
the evening.    Little Edge up, prim, spectacled
and conversational, talking American about the
rebellion, which according to his opinion is
to be extinguished in a month or so.      He stay-
ed an hour or more, Boweryem being with us
during the best part of it, and when he had de-
parted, Edge said he wanted me to be the New
York correspondent of the London  Star.  I had
been expressing opinions decidedly opposite to those
of that paper throughout the interview!           Edge
wrote for the Morning Herald in London; he says
he has had interviews with Earl Russell, with
the Duke of Newcastle, apropos of American af-
fairs, knows Bright and other notabilities.         He
left his wife among her folks in Switzerland.
  I paid honest Mrs Boley three of the four weeks
board which I owed her with immense satisfac-
tion this evening.  During my recent poverty, Ha-
ney (who knew of it) never offered to lend me so
much as a dollar.     He would, I have no doubt, if
I had asked him.     He can lend money to Frank
Wood or to O Brien.                       Anne Edwards
told me, last night, that Miss Abigail Rogers
had visited Fanny Fern, and returned to 745
with a general impression that she was rather an
ill-used person than otherwise and that the Edwards
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and twenty-two
Description:Describes a conversation with reporter Frederick Edge.
Date:1862-02-08
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Bright, John; Civil War; Edge, Frederick; Edwards, Ann; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; London star.; Newcastle, Henry Pelham, Duke of; O'Brien, Fitz James; Rogers, Abigail; Russell, John; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.