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             Mrs Scoville and her daughter.
birth and nature, talks  Secesh  and anti-abo-
lition, professes an earnest desire to get down
South, even at the cost of leaving her husband,
by but there is a muliebrity about her ways
and speech, an absence of the hardness character-
istic of northern women decidedly lovable.   It is
strange but not impossible   one of those apparent
contradictions that need some thinking to get to the
bottom of it   that more agreeable women may be
reared under that infernal  institution  than in the 
democratic north.      The little girl, Mary, takes
after her mother, too; has kind eyes and a per-
sistent nature: she came to me with a copy
of my boarding-house book, open, and after-
wards sat on my knee interested in a batch of
war-photographs that I exhibited and explained
to her.       Left at 9   and looked into 745
Broadway on my way back.     Most of the usual
Sunday evening visitors had departed; I found
only pater and materfamilias, Matty and Miss
Rogers, from Michigan, sister to hearty  Bill  and
to the jolly old maid I saw last winter.
  I [word crossed out] made the above visits out of sheer lonely-
ness.    I feel dull, disappointed in New York,
and dispirited.     I must get off to Port Royal
or elsewhere again.    There s not a soul who cares
for me here.
13.	Monday.   Writing unsatisfactorily.  Down
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page twenty-eight
Description:Describes a visit to Joe Scoville and his wife.
Date:1862-10-12
Subject:Civil War; Children; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Rogers, Miss; Rogers, William; Schaub, Carolina Uniana (Scoville); Scoville, Mary; Scoville, Joe; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Port Royal, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):745 Broadway
Scan Date:2010-10-18

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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.