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	Edge s Wife and Incidentals.
how he starved about the timber yards of New
York in company with Watson, in consequence of his
receiving  no remittances  from home; how Levison
helped him; how he married a little Alsatian prosti-
tute, of whom he has, now, the very highest opinion,
to whom he duly remits a portion of his  Star  salary,
and plenty of New York illustrated newspapers.
Haney used to visit the pair, during the Levison pe-
riod and reported favorable of Mrs. Edge.    I saw
her portrait at Amity Street t other night; coarsish
but not unpleasing features and a profusion of hair.
She lives in Alsace, whither Edge escorted her,
previous to his present American campaign.   His pa-
rents recognize her, though an objectionable brother of
his, whom I have some indistinct recollection of, as
appearing in New York, went back home and told
them what  Fred  had married!    Haney lent Edge
money, which wasn t repaid; he wrote to his father
about it; but the debt remained uncancelled till very
recently; perhaps does so still.      When Cahill learnt
of Edge s arrival here, from Washington, he in pur-
suance of an old grudge against him, rushes to Han-
ey with the news, with the name of the hotel Edge
had put up at!       (Cahill has been Haney s debtor
himself in the past; of course is still!)           Edge s
book  Slavery Doomed  appears to be a good compila-
tion, with common sense deductions from trustworthy
premises.   He dedicated it to Lord Brougham and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page twenty
Description:Regarding Frederick Edge.
Date:1862-03-07
Subject:Brougham, Lord; Cahill, Frank; Debt; Edge; Edge, Frederick; Edge, Frederick, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Levison, William; Watson, Frederick
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.