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demned to be hanged to-day at the Tombs,
in opposition to the moral sentiment of every New
Yorker with whom I have talked on the subject.
Down town, to F. Leslie s; saw Newman there,
who talked, as usual, overpoweringly about him-
self.     To the Evening Post office, saw Maverick
and Nordhoff.     Returned, discouraged, up-town.
Edge came in the evening, having been to witness
the execution.   He talked awhile and presently
went to sleep on my bed.     Boweryem up.  Edge
off.          Writing letter to Hannah till an hour
past midnight.
  22.  Saturday.   Edge came (from Amity
Street where he sojourns, at present.)  Down
town with him, the streets muddy, the stores jubi-
lant with flags, in honor at once of the recent
victories and of the anniversary   Washington s
birthday.    Met Haney near the Park, he going
up-town wards to dine at Parton s.    To Holmes 
Photographic Gallery where Edge got a cartes de
visite of his friend and pitcher, Watson, and stood
and sat for his own.         To the Astor house, Edge
inquiring for N. P. Willis.      Thence to Ross and
Tousey s, and Edge to the Ledger Office.    Parted
and up town in omnibus; troops marching through
the ancle-deep slush of Broadway, horribly be-
mired.        Dinner and loafing.     Strolled out in
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and forty-one
Description:Regarding a walk in New York with Frederick Edge.
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Boweryem, George; Civil War; Edge, Frederick; Executions; Flags; Gordon, Nathanial; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Maverick, Augustus; Newman; Nordhoff; Parton, James; Watson, Frederick; Willis, Nathanial Parker
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Amity Street; Broadway
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.