Miscellaneous. Hart. Honeywell.
and about the death of Gen. Mitchel of yellow fever.
Talking with Mr and Mrs Edwards in the workroom,
until the girls and John came in. They had been
witnessing the marriage of an elder brother of Polhemus,
and subsequently visiting the Browns. Charley Honey-
well is in New York, back on a visit. Left at 11 1/4.
I have neglected to put down that Hart visited
me on Saturday last, having just returned from
England. By this time he is probably in Lousville.
7. Friday. A snowstorm and north east wind,
everything looking as wintry as possible. Had Bow-
eryem with me nearly all day. Down town by om-
nibus in the afternoon, to the Post and Tribune of-
fices. The streets half empty, the omnibuses labor-
ing; a day worthy of Christmas.
8. Saturday. In doors.
9. Sunday. In doors. To 745 in the evening.
Pater and materfamilias and the girls there; Ha-
ney and Jack away at Nyack. A pleasant chat
with Mat and Eliza. Charley Honeywell had
taken them to the theatre t other night, doing it in
grand style. They vote the young man improved
and report that he spent $200 when he came
home in the summer.
10. Monday. A letter from Hannah. John
Conworth is in England and at Neithrop: Han-
nah has met him there. He is very quiet, Sa-
rah Ann says, she has not spoken to him except
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page sixty|
|Description:||Describes a visit to the Edwards family.|
|Subject:||Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, Sarah Ann; Boweryem, George; Civil War; Conworth, John; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hart; Honeywell, Charles; Mitchel, O.M.; Polhemus|
|Coverage (City/State):||New York, [New York]|
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One|
|Description:||Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.|
|Subject:||African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women|
|Coverage (City/State):||New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|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.|