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	 Ol  s Husband.
event, she alluded to a few harmless kis-
ses which transpired on that occasion, saying
they were for the sake of old times, when she
used to admire me so, &c.; asking me to dance
with her   for the company got to this exercise
after the ceremony.      I had a talk with the
husband subsequently, and found him to be
a very good fellow, somewhat countryish
and plain-minded.    He told me Olive s father
had taught him his trade   that of black smith
                                                        when
a boy in Massachussetts or Maine.          He spoke
of his wife as  Ol  and said she had called
him  Ham  from their childish days.   There
may have been some liking before his departure
for California, ten years ago, but nothing of
importance, as only one or two letters passed 
between them and when he returned, last spring,
and called at the Bartows, she didn t recog-
nize him.     However he accompanied or follow-
ed her down-east and did his wooing among
his and her kinsfolk, and this evening is the
result.        We had champagne and bride-
cake with more dancing, in the last of which
I didn t join.            I talked principally to
Mrs. Bragg and her husband, with side gos-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and twelve
Description:Describes attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg.
Date:1861-04-19
Subject:Bartow; Bartow, Mrs.; Bragg, Hamilton; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Waite, Olive (Bragg)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; California
Scan Date:2010-06-01

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, boarding house living, visits to the Edwards family, Mort Thomson's engagement to Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Eldredge, Frank Cahill's return to New York from London, Frank Bellew's dissatisfaction with living in England, Thomas Nast's engagement to Sally Edwards, the scene in New York during the departure of the 7th New York Regiment for Washington, attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg, a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers and the 2nd Regiment of New York State Militia on Staten Island, the death of Charles Welden, and his reporting work.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
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.