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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 236, September 17-18, 1860

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Identifier: DX02814258

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 236, September 17-18, 1860

Description: Describes attending a political ''Union'' meeting at the Cooper Institute.



A great Political Meeting

run in families? when he encounters [Frank] Cahill, which cousin shall be entitled to cast a stone at the other? At 5, to report the proceedings of the Board of Aldermen. There, sleek, stout and curly-bearded, in office and reading aloud the minutes, I found Morford, whom I once knew as a writer of $3 stories on the “Picayune,” anon as temporary hack to [Joseph] Scoville, more recently as editor of the “Leader” and poet. He seemed a jolly, pleasant fellow and I’m glad of his prosperity. Back to the office with report. By 9 turned out to attend the “Union” meeting, again at the Cooper Institude. Calcium lights, belching cannon, tar-barrels blazing, stands for speaking, a crowd and a procession with bells, lanterns and uniforms. Met [James] Nagle and John Pyne there, both of whom are of the party, the former, I think, a professional politician. In Broadway, on the steps of 745, saw Mrs. [Sarah] Edwards, Miss Anne [Edwards], Jack [Edwards] and Matty [Edwards], looking at the procession. Matty asked “if I had been to the opera”? Down-town to the office by 10 1/2 and there, up the weary stairs into the hot reporter’s room, where I wrote, in misery till 1 A.M. then out into the night and into the cars, dog-tired, ill and wretched.

18. Tuesday. Office by omnibus. To the

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-09-17

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Opera


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