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                      The Nast Family.
the corner of Bond Street and Broadway, and
proposes to feed abroad.      Boweryem took him
off after supper.    To 745; the family, inclu-
ding Sally and her husband, Parton and Haney
present.    The baby was asleep in an adjoining
room.      Nast seems much as usual; he was
comparatively friendly, and did practical jocula-
ries towards Jack and his wife, Sally appears
to advantage as a young mother: the baby, when
arrayed for departure, was gorgeously appar-
relled.    Both husband and wife invited me
to visit them  before I went off,  Nast second-
ing his wife s invitation.   Parton left at
the same time.      Stayed with Haney till near
11; had ale at Ayliffe s and Haney came
home with me, having occasion to see Mullen
about a drawing (which wasn t begun).    Mullen
in my room with us afterwards yarning about
his filibuster experience with Walker in Nica-
ragua, and the execution of two deserter s there.
  {24.  Monday.       In doors writing, one of the
  25.  Tuesday.}       days being execrable out of
doors.   Shepherd at work in my room during
part of the time, matagrabolizing a story for
Harper s.     Morris up each evening.  The three
of us out to the Optimus and Store on Tuesday
night.    Morris considerably humbugged by invent-
tions about the doings in our boarding-house,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page sixty-nine
Description:Describes a visit to the Edwards family, including Sally and Thomas Nast.
Subject:Boweryem, George; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Mullen, Edward F.; Nast, Julia; Nast, Thomas; Parton, James; Shepherd, N.G.; Walker, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Nicaragua
Coverage (Street):Bond Street; Broadway
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.