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had been invited to dinner.    Boweryem there
and the hearty couple, who seem exceedingly well
matched.      Claret and chat till 10, then
off.         Dropped into 745, finding apparently
a roomfull of people, resolving themselves into 
Mr and Mrs Edwards, Ann, Nast and Sally,
Jack, Matty, Eliza, Honeywell and a young
fellow unknown with a sister.  Haney, it
appeared, had gone to Newark for the day.
I was dog-tired, with tramping about in big
boots and headache from overmuch sitting up
last night, and, esconsced in big chair, at the
door-end of the room, watching the doings
and listening to the prattle at the farther
end, felt sad and shelved and slighted
and stupid   perhaps ill-conditioned and
unjust.     These young people were making
their game fast enough,   emulous, perhaps
of Sally s example.          I admired the mo-
ther s patience.   It was very dull   stupid
to the last degree   nobody addressed themselves
to her (the best person in the room) but my-
self, and I daresay I bored her, but she
sat it out bravely.    Morris came in, too, and
talked amiable drivel, as usual.    Happy
oblivion by 11  , with a half-wish that I
mightn t wake from it.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and thirty-one
Description:Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Subject:Boweryem, George; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; Robertson; Robertson, Mrs. (Brougham)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.