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[two photographs of Matty Edwards]
Martha Edwards.

[Gunn s diary continued]
at Amity St.,
then on to 745.
Matty, Eliza
Ann and their
father present.
Haney had
called and de-
parted.  The
girls were full
of a party they
had attended
overnight, a
 sociable  at the
Browns and
prattled plea-

[photograph of Eliza Edwards]
Eliza Edwards.

santly to me
about the details
  of the young
men, how they
were dressed, of
their dancing and
conversational a-
bilities   how Mat
 flirted  (accord-
ing to Eliza s de-
position)   how
she  went to have
a good time and
had it,  according
to her own   how
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page fourteen
Description:Describes a conversation with Matty and Eliza Edwards about a party they attended.
Date:1862-03-05
Subject:Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Amity Street
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
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.