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      Miss Maguire and the Thomsons.
ng Bellew at Fordham but deferred my
performance of it and went to 132.  Little
Miss Muguire there, who stayed to dinner,
sitting beside me in her old place.  Afterwards
I  squired her to her residence, the house of
the Bartow s in Varick Street.  There I
saw that family, Mr and Mrs B. and the
children.  They told me that Mrs Hamilton
Bragg, nee Olive Waite, didn t like Califor-
nia.  Talk with Maguire about Ledger.
I have very little doubt that he lied in the
most wholesale manner with respect to his
alleged triumph over this girl, and his char-
ging Morris with such an attempt.  By the
way she has been boarding in a house next
door to that occupied by Mort Thomson and
his wife and gave me some droll particulars,
about them.  They have three servants and
any amount of gin-crackery in the house,
and Grace poses herself on a sofa, and is
beheld by the passers-by in the street through
an artistic draping of lace curtains   like
an heroine in the vignette to a novel   Mort
too, gets himself up gorgeous.  Neighbours
were, at first, a little curious about Grace s
ahosition, until they heard that she was  Fan-
ny Fern s  daughter   which accounted for
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and seventy-four
Description:Regarding conversation with Miss Maguire.
Date:1862-09-20
Subject:Bartow; Bartow, Mrs.; Bellew, Frank; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ledger, Arthur; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Waite, Olive (Bragg)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Varick Street
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.