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               Mort Thomsons rascality.
managed to knock down about $5500 in
a year and a half!  He was in the habit
of accounting for his constant supply of 
money while they were living so fast by aying
that his salary was raised &c.          This last
$1,500 he refuses to settle upon the child, 
but intends to use it while studying medecine!
Here s a precious fellow!    Tom, you re a
bitter old fellow, but I shall respect your
knowledge of men hereafter.  There never
could have been any good in this man.   No
human being s character could slough away
like this unless it had been rotten in the be-
ginning.   Enough of the subject.  x  x  Our
Christmas was a success; there were many
strangers and all were pleased and enjoyed
themselves greatly. The verses were tolerably
successful though very shoddily put together.
Morris did the absentees in a mild way
in which you were duly celebrated. I mana-
ged to get at nearly all the people who were
to come and so by the trick of alluding to
each one covered up the defects of the verse
and secured great applause.      All the Nichols
family was present and several members of 
Co. B. 22nd Reg. N. Y. S. M.      I would
[words cut off] copy of the versesx but they are 270 lines.
[words cut off] The play was a pantomime to suit
	x Page 211 next Volume.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page two hundred and ten
Description:Describes a letter received from Haney, telling of Grace Thomson's death and the Edwards family's Christmas celebration.
Date:1863-02-05
Subject:Christmas; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Thomson, Ethel; Thomson, Mortimer
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-11-18

 

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.