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however we went down-stairs to the
basement, to Sally, the baby and
dinner.        The meal was a good 
plain one, nicely served, comprising
simply oyster soup and roast beef.
Nast appeared friendly, almost
assiduously so, and Sally showed
pleasantly.      After dinner I looked
over innumerable pictures of Nast s,
appertaining to his visit to England,
the Heenan and Sayers fight, his
Garibaldian experiences, and later
work, on Harper s and other mis-
cellaneous subjects.  Among the
latter were a series of sketches,
a la John Martin, illustrative of
Paradise Lost, done to order for
a Connecticut Yankee who is going
to get up a panorama on the sub-
ject.    Sally and her husband s talk
about the man was not without hu-
mor.   Barring a little carelessness
in anatomy   the result of haste   the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and ninety-three
Description:Describes a visit to Sally and Thomas Nast.
Subject:Edwards, Sally (Nast); Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Nast, Julia; Nast, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-03


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.