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grow older, conversation becomes very uni-
form.  You know just what they will say;
they never startle you by new views of things.
Of course this is rather a fashionable com-
munity to live amongst, and genteel society
is not prone to much variety of opinion;
but I often think of the discussions at old
734, and wish I could listen to some of
them now.   In short Sally finds the
select of Morristown slow.     You know, per-
haps, that Nast went again to Colorado, in
September, to visit Tom, who returned thither
last May and  thinks he has a very good
prospect.   There have been no drawings in
 Harpers  Weekly  by his father since last Christ-
mas.                  We ve had an unprecedently fine
summer here in England; the Jubilee and
Buffalo Bill s show being the prominent sen-
sations.  Apropos of the former we feasted
all our rustics, when I did an hours carving.
Banbury got up a very good show and process-
sion, with tableaux, including the Lady on a
White Horse and the old joke of the Puritan
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page two hundred and ten
Description:Letter from Thomas Butler Gunn, Wardington, Banbury, England, to Jack Edwards, Brook Farm near Baden, St. Louis Co., Mo., musing on wealth and wealthy people.
Date:1887-11-07
Subject:Edwards, John; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Nast, Thomas; Nast, Tom; Women
Coverage (City/State):[Wardington, Banbury, England]
Scan Date:2011-01-03

 

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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.