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	Matty.  Cahill.  At Leslie s.  More of
		Mrs Bellew s doings.
of other people in the world   compliment, chaff
and badinage.         Honeywell conversing sotto voce with
Mat, Haney anon taking refuge in a book, and oc-
casional desultory chat with the rest.  Presently  Char-
ley  left.       At 11  , I followed his example and Ha-
ney rose too.         Mat, with her fair hair and rosy face
rendered saucy and piquant by a black velvet bonnet
stuck careless on he pretty head, its ribbons flowing
loosely and revealing the delicate throat   Mat with
one foot on an upper stair, stood conversing for a mo-
ment or two be with us, before ascending to bed, and
I wondered if the recollection didn t haunt Haney
when he parted from me on his way to his fireless
boarding house room.         I found he had been to 12th
street this evening, expecting to see Bellew.    Mrs B.
gave him a message to telegraph to her husband, of 
course, not paying for it.    She had been also to Frank
  3.  Monday.   Rain and drizzle.   Cahill up in
my room for an hour or so.   He has succeeded his
friend Dolly Davenport in the good graces of Fanny
Browne.      Downtown with him by 3, to F. Les-
lie s, saw him and John Wood, heard more of Mr
Bellew.   She had routed Leslie out of his bed on Sun-
day morning.    I couldn t tell what folks would think,  he
said to Wood, relating it  a woman in the family way,
together with a little girl.  (little Anna Van Orden.)  She
had been to the office also this morning as usual in
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page eleven
Description:Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Browne, Fanny; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Clothing and dress; Davenport, Adolphus; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Leslie, Frank; Van Orden, Anna; Women; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):12h Street
Scan Date:2010-06-14


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" in Virginia while traveling with the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular Campaign; the Siege of Yorktown; the Battle of Williamsburg; his departure from Alexandria on the steamer Kent; the ruins of Hampton, Virginia, after it was burnt by John B. Magruder; touring the gunboat Monitor; the death of Fitz James O'Brien from a gunshot wound; Jim Parton's temporary separation from Fanny Fern; and seeing Robert E. Lee's house in Virginia.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marches (U.S. Army); Marriage; Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; Military camp life; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Prisoners of war (Confederate); Siege of Yorktown (Va.); Slavery; Slaves; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Washington, District of Columbia; Alexandria, Virginia; Hampton, Virginia; Yorktown, Virginia; Williamsburg, Virginia
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.