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make the Edwards  family, including the wife
of a certain young Hebraic German artist that
I wot of!       However they ll never know it for
me.      Apropos of the subject, some evenings aog
Eliza related to me, with expectant laughter,
how Jack Crockett had caused a mutual accountancy to accost Nicholas down town,
with some allusion 
about seeing him in company with
an  old woman    opining it must have been
his mother-in-law.          It was his wife.   I dis-
appointed Miss Pert, by saying the thing
was in atrociously bad taste.        Scribbling.
Lunch.      By 4, down town with Damoreau
and Cahill, the latter being intent on getting
an order from Watson anticipating his first
week s salary.    Mud and fast falling snow.
With Damoreau to Barnum s Museum.   The
hippopotamus, the dwarf, Natt, and the whale.
The first beast is interesting, the second little
creative inspires only pity and the reverse of
gratification.     Parted with Charley and up
town in densely crowded omnibus   a filthy night
outside.       By the way, while at the entrance
of the Times Office, the tall Watson   Watson
the vulturous passed us, with a word of recog-
nition to me.    Damoreau and I had
talked of him before, and of what a wicked
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and thirty-eight
Description:Mentions going to Barnum's Museum with Charles Damoreau.
Date:1862-02-19
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Crockett, John; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Laurence, Jane (Nicholas); Museums; Nast, Thomas; Nicholas, John G.W.; Watson, John
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.