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	At the Cooper Institute with Edge.
		Down town.
its advance, to sketch for the paper.   An interview,
appointed for the morrow.    At Crook and Duff s
found Edge.     To the Evening Post office; saw Williams
and Godwin.     Up town with Edge; he to Scribners to
get copy of his book  Slavery Doomed,  published in
England in 1860.          He was going to present it, duly
pencilled on the margin of the more pregnant passages,
to Horace Greeley.    Parted, and I went up-town.     Wri-
ting.      Edge came in the evening, full of exaltation
about the President s Emancipation Message   the
first thing really identifying the government with anti-
slavery.     Together to the Emancipation Meeting at
the Cooper Institute   hall full   Carl Schurz speak-
ing.        Towards the close, England of the Tribune
came in with the President s message in full which
was read aloud, clumsily, at the break up of the meet-
ing.        Looked into the New York Hotel bar, the
strong hold of Secession for drinks   then returned to
Bleecker Street, Edge quartering himself on Cahill
as heretofore, not at all to the satisfaction of the latter,
for in the first place Edge is as chilly as a snake and
generally avails himself of the absence of his compulsory
host to make a big fire, in the second he is an unquiet,
restless bedfellow.
  7.  Friday.   A lovely, sunny, cool day.   Down town
to Leslie s, he not arrived.   To Haney s office, or
rather to that of Christopher Morse and Skippon,
his partners.    He wasn t it; has been on jury duty
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page seventeen
Description:Regarding attending an Emancipation meeting at the Cooper Institute with Frederick Edge.
Date:1862-03-06
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Cooper Institute (New York, N.Y.); Edge, Frederick; Emancipation; England; Frank Leslie's illustrated news.; Godwin, Park; Greeley, Horace; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, Frank; Lincoln, Abraham; Morse, Christopher; Schurz, Carl; Skippon; Slavery; Williams
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker 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.