Kettle : Bateman : The Halls.
of Hall, the artist. Returning met Capt Kettle,
absent, on the recruiting service from the army
of the Potomac. He said he had seen me on
the Peninsula once talked adulation of
McClellan (like all the fools and knaves I
know), and a little about Lyddy , his wife.
in doors all the evening.
17. Wednesday. Met Richardson. To the
Winter Garden again and saw Hall s brother,
also Bateman, father of the Bateman chil-
dren that were, a hard-visaged, merciless
looking man talking with Jew Stewart alias
O Flaherty. Down Town by omnibus to Ful-
ton Street. Met Jack Crockett and had a
talk and drink with him. To Waters and
son the engraver, and saw Hall. Half an
hour there; then up-town by omnibus. Rich-
ardson called in the evening. Went to Hall s
lodgings in the Varick Street near Houston.
He lives there with his mother, a good-tem-
pered cheery Englishwoman, the widow of
a London actor whose name I remember
in connection with the Strand theatre;x
also a widowed sister, who is rather good-
looking. Very kindly people I found there.
Hall with the assistance of a younger brother
clerk or box-office attendent at the Winter
x He is mentioned in Yates s autobiography.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and seventy-one|
|Description:||Regarding an account of Kettle, Bateman, and the Halls.|
|Subject:||Bateman; Civil War; Crockett, John; Fagan, Lyddy (Kettle); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Hall, Mrs. (Mother); Kettle; McClellan, George B.; Military; Richardson (boarder); Shepherd, Mrs. (widow); Waters|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Coverage (Street):||Fulton Street; Houston Street; Varick Street|
|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.|