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         The Nast household   Mort Thomson  
               Marriage of Frank Wood.
most always originating topics of conversation,
which produces an uneasy forcing sensation, foreign
to perfect ease.     Still they were good, pleasant
and positively cordial.       In the evening, while we
were at tea, Parton appeared, staying not long.
Haney and I left at 11, as usual.        He says
the Nast household is satisfactory.   Sally suiting
her husband admirably.     He thinks her very
handsome and clever and she, though not capa-
ble of overmuch affection, has chose well and 
does her duty.         Haney goes to see them but not
too often, Nast s range of conversation being but
limited, eked out with buffoonery, intolerable
to Haney from past associations.      Sally behaves
well in wanting the old German mother to live
with them, but she has a house of her own in
the neighborhood.        Tommy, by the way, draws
big pictures for the Harper s, very effective, but
in coarse taste.             Mort Thomson spent $1000
of Grace s money to pay off debts contracted be-
fore his marriage with her.          When Fanny
heard of it, she was wroth and hoped that her
next daughter would marry  a decent man.   Mort
had delirium tremens and was about to throw
himself into the river, once; when he was saved
by the butcher from whose shop he had rushed
to the dock side.  This since his second marriage.
  Frank Wood is married to a Miss Howland.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page thirty-five
Description:Mentions news of Mort Thomson and Frank Wood.
Date:1862-10-19
Subject:Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eldredge, Ellen; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Mrs.; Nast, Thomas; Parton, James; Suicide; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Women; Wood, Frank; Wood, Frank, Mrs.
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.