A trip to Fort Lee.
has really appeared in a Charleston paper rela-
tive to a projected Southern illustrated paper,
under the direction of Mr. William Waud! and
that Waud s brother-in-law had heard from him.
W. W. demurred at returning to New York, under
the impression that it mightn t be safe for him
he also stated that he had got free from his military
responsibilities. It s probable enough that he ll
remain down South for a time. Returned up-
town. Colt came in the evening, staying an hour
and more. Anon Cahill and Boweryem were
up. Abed by 2.
26. Sunday. A June day. Leaving all
New York expectant of the funeral pageant of
Ellsworth (at whose death House was present;
he has written a good account of it in to-day s
Tribune ), I went to Fort Lee, to visit Dunn
English, who now occupies the house formerly
tenanted by the Webster s. A ramble with him,
returning to hear M.S.S. read and dinner. Other
acquaintances of his appeared subsequently, and
Boweryem, whom I returned to New York with,
by the 6 o clock boat. By 9 o clock to 745.
Haney there, Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, Sally and
Nast. Haney had been dining with Mr. and Mrs.
Mort Thomson, reporting agreeably of them. By and
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and two|
|Description:||Regarding a visit to Thomas Dunn English at Fort Lee.|
|Subject:||Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Colt, Amos H.; Edwards, George; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Ellsworth, E.E.; English, Thomas Dunn; Fort Lee (N.J.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; House; Nast, Thomas; New York tribune.; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Waud, William; Wood, John A.|
|Coverage (City/State):||New York, [New York]|
|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.|