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	         Edge and his belongings.
for the last week or more.   To the Post-office; re-
turning, met John Bonner, who told me  that story was
being set up ; then to F. Leslie s.       Talk with him; ex-
hibited sketches; asked $20 a week and expenses; he
demurred; we discussed the question and finally adjourn-
ed it.      Look in to-morrow,  quoth he.  Shan t do any-
thing of the sort, if he wants me he may send for me.
At Crook and Duff s met and drank with Berghans,
the honest German artist, on F. Leslie s almost from
its commencement.     Up town.  At work on another story.
By 5  , Edge appears.            He goes off to Washington to-
morrow morning 
at 7 A. M. re-
gretting that I
do not accom-
pany him, as
we had hoped.
Edge is a curious
illustration of
how far a man
may go on the
strength of one
idea, and the
amount of suc-
cess it may bring
him.   His fa-
ther is a gas-fit-
ter or something

[photograph of Edge]
Frederick Milnes Edge.

[Gunn s diary continued]
of the sort to the
House of Parlia-
ment, one who
as a tradesman
seems to have
considerable re-
lations with the
British aristo-
cracy.  From
his son s asser-
tion that he 
once owned a
pocket borough
from the know-
ledge that Edge
himself has
knocked down
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page eighteen
Description:Regarding Frederick Edge.
Date:1862-03-07
Subject:Berghans; Bonner, John; Crook and Duff's (New York, N.Y.); Edge; Edge, Frederick; Frank Leslie's illustrated news.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.