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NICHOLAS CHILS At Morristown, N. J., at the red-
  dence of the bridge s mother, by the Rev. R. N. Merrit
  Geo. W. Nicholas of the city, to Jane Laurence, daughter
  of the late Judge Chils of Morristown.

[Gunn s diary continued]
He was under temporary arrest; but the man
didn t die as was expected; O Brien s colonel
favored the escape of a companion; the press
generally reported the thing a la Cahill, against
the Sergeant and the man is now limping a-
bout Governor s Island, with a bullet in his body,
as recently seen by my informant.        O Brien
got his appointment on Lander s staff by
making interest with Mrs Lander, who was
Miss Davenport the actress   the daughter
of the  original Crummles    indeed the  Pheno-
menon  of Nicholas Nickleby.       He had puffed
her in the papers.                      Left at 10  ,
parted from Boweryem, and looked in at 745.
Ann and her father there; all the rest having
gone to bed, the girls tired out with a walk
back from the Central Park, in company with
their brother, Hayes, Selwyn and Pratt. (?)
Ann hadn t been to Chapin s for the reason that
 Mr Nast cut up so, making grimaces and drawing
caricatures in the pew, that it was impossible to
  10.  Monday.   Chores, and writing to Han-
nah.   Down town towards the latter part of the
afternoon, for tobacco and to the Post Office.   In-
doors all the evening.
  11.  Tuesday.   Finishing letter.     Out to post
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and twenty-five
Description:Describes hearing the story of how Fitz James O'Brien shot Sergeant Davenport from Robertson.
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Chils, Judge; Civil War; Davenport, Sergeant; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes, Edward; Journalism; Lander, F.W.; Lander, F.W., Mrs.; Laurence, Jane (Nicholas); Marriage; Merrit, R.N.; Military; Nast, Thomas; Nicholas, John G.W.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Pratt; Robertson; Selwyn
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Morristown, New Jersey
Scan Date:2010-06-14


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.