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mi recordo as to details.   Pro-
bably down-town, hither and thither,
and scribbling at night.

                       April
  1.  Wednesday.   Non mi recordo.
  2.  Thursday.   In the evening, by
invitation to Edwards .  Rich. Rus-
sell and his sister there, also Mor-
ris, Haney, Nast and his wife,
and the rest of the family.   Talk
and a bit of a dance.     Sally
very friendly, repeating her invita-
tion to visit them.     I wish you d
come!  said she.      A general invi-
tation is no invitation,  was my an-
swer.    When will you come? can you
come on Saturday? etc.       I expres-
sed doubts as to the genuineness of
Nast s wishing to receive me as a 
guest; she said I did him injustice.
 You don t know him, and you never
have known him!  quoth Sally ear-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and seventy-nine
Description:Regarding an invitation from Sally Nast for Gunn to dine with her and her husband.
Date:1863-03-31
Subject:Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; Russell, Miss; Russell, Ritchie; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-03

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two
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, as well as his preparations in New York for going back to England.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.