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Wardington : Banbury : ENGLAND. Nov 7/87.

  My dear Jack:
			Your letter of Decem-
ber, last year, has remained unanswered
almost as long as mine to you did, though
of no deliberate intent, yet perhaps with
less excuse, as I have (or ought to have)
more leisure than your busy self.  The fault
was due to the old cause, procrastination  
some temporary hindrance, at first, I think,
then delay, increasing at compound interest,
after its fashion.        Then, too, as now, I had
but little of personal interest to write about,
our lives being, like those of most elderly folks, 
rather monotonous.        I hope, by this time,
you have succeeded in getting satisfactory pho-
tographs of your children, copies of which
we shall be pleased to receive; as also of
their parents.        The last one I had of you
is, I believe, about twenty years old.    As a
kind of anticipatory equivalent for, or ground-bait
to this result I inclose a sun-portrait of
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page two hundred and six
Description:Letter from Thomas Butler Gunn, Wardington, Banbury, England, to Jack Edwards, Brook Farm near Baden, St. Louis Co., Mo., apologizing for having not written earlier.
Subject:Edwards, John; Edwards, John, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler
Coverage (City/State):Wardington, Banbury, England
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.