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                     At 745 Broadway
by writing certain poems, satirical and serious,
on the war, under the nom de plume of  Miles
O Reilly,  many of them published, I think, in
the Herald, which started one of its customary
canards about them, attributing their author-
ship to a private soldier and asserting that
he had been punished for it.  Haney and
Mr Edwards having left the Locust Point, I
sat on the deck and waited.  Presently my
tailor, Summer, arrived, bringing with him a
suit of easy grey clothes, adapted for summer
in warm latitudes and ordered by me some days
back.  Going down into my cabin I put  em on,
and then paid the bearer who took charge of
the old suit and departed.  I remained, wat-
ching the sunset on the wharves and shipping
and speculating on many things; on the time
of my first arrival in New York (near the same
pier) and on what was before me.  After sup-
per the captain informed me that he certainly
should not get off before morning.  So I walk-
ed through the foetid riverside streets up to
Broadway and took omnibus to 745, the door
of which was opened to me by pretty Matty.
Upstairs I found Mr and Mrs Edwards  
the latter having knocked off work in consequence
of the news of the death of her sister, Jim Parton s
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page fifty-seven
Description:Regarding Halpin's literary career, a change of clothes, and the delayed departure of the Locust Point.
Date:1862-06-12
Subject:Civil War; Clothing and dress; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halpine, Charles G.; Haney, Jesse; Locust Point (Ship); New York herald.; Ocean travel; Parton, James; Poetry; Summer; Travel
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):745 Broadway
Scan Date:2010-09-10

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, especially Hilton Head, Port Royal, St. Augustine, Key West, and the end of his experiences with the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular Campaign when he had to leave camp due to illness.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Diseases; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marches (U.S. Army); Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; Military camp life; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Port Royal, South Carolina; Hilton Head, South Carolina; Key West, Florida; St. Augustine, Florida; Virginia
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.