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[newspaper clipping]
               MISS NAST DEAD.

Daughter of the Noted Cartoonist Expired
                Suddenly in New York.

    Miss Julia Nast, daughter of Thomas
Nast, of this place, died suddenly on
Saturday last in the house of Mrs.
Elizabeth B. Grannis, No. 33 East
Twenty Second street, New York.  Dr.
O Hanlon held an autopsy and gave fatty
degeneration of the heart as the cause of
death.  The body was buried at Wood-
lawn, Wednesday.
    Miss Nast was a trained nurse and
like many others of her profession, had
become accustomed to using drugs as a
stimulant when fatigued and when
troubled with insomnia.  Her friends
think that she took an overdose of Fri-
day night and from this, death resulted.
She has been troubled with a severe cold

[handwritten by Gunn]
June 1899.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and sixteen
Description:Newspaper clipping of an obituary announcing the death of Julia Nast.
Subject:Grannis, Elizabeth B.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Medical care; Nast, Julia; Nast, Thomas; Nurses; Obituaries; O'Hanlon, Dr.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):No. 33 East Twenty-Second Street
Scan Date:2010-09-10


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.