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                     An Evening at 745.
ton called in the evening.   By 9 o clock to 745,
where I found Matty, Eliza, Jack, Honeywell,
a middle-aged lady-visitor and a young fellow 
appertaining to the latter.      Eliza at the piano.
A pleasant evening.    Enter Mr and Mrs Ed-
wards from below.    Haney from drill and   Mor-
ris, from his native Baldinsville, where he has
been sojourning for some months.   All the party
stayed till near 12.                   Being out this after-
noon in Broadway met Mrs Butler, looking
gracious, in her widow s dress.   Her husband
has died during the past summer and it is sur-
missed that she will marry Jones.
  15.  Saturday.   With Boweryem to a place in
the Bowery, near the Cooper Institute, where I
met Wilbour and had a steam bath, with electri-
city applied to legs for the benefit of occasional
rheumatism.   Returning; to scribbling till 3; then
in obedience to a note from Gay, down town to
the Tribune Office.       Looked in at Haney s
business place; he not there.     Saw F. Leslie
at his office and J. A. Wood, meeting also Bower-
yem.    Scribbling during the evening.   At near
1. A. M., when Boweryem had left me, I was
informed by Jewett of a conflagration raging in
the rear of our house at a couple of streets dis-
tance.     So I went into his and Shepherd s
room to look at it.        It was the big manu-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page sixty-five
Description:Describes an evening spent with the Edwards family.
Subject:Boweryem, George; Butler, Mrs. (boarder); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Fires; Gay, Sidney H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Jewett; Jones (boarder); Leslie, Frank; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Shepherd, N.G.; Wilbour; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-10-18


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.