Lehigh University
The Vault at PfaffsAn Archive of Art and Literature by the Bohemians of Antebellum New York
Previous Issue Next Issue
Previous Page Next Page
0 matches
Back to the  National  & farewell to Campeau.   All the evening either
& the Tribune Office or Hotel.      Got my baggage from the Waver-
ly & put up at the National.         Introduced to many persons, &
had quite a circle of pleasant Michigan folk made known to me.
  21.  Wednesday.  After breakfast (in the usual royal style,) met
Wall, and to his residence, where he gave me specimens of copper &c.
Parting went to Tribune Office, and read the New York Papers of Mon-
day.   More introductions, ad libitum.       A walk to the Pacific,
and Ward s Office, no one I knew there.   To Newberry s, & then
to dinner.        Most of the afternoon at the Tribune Office, after
partaking of a bottle of champagne with Pomeroy & Barns, in the 
room of the latter, (opposite to mine, & by the bye, the same one
where Swan invited me to brandy & water in.)    Sent guitar strings
& letter to Barth.    Evening talking with Frisell &c and at length
the omnibus is at the door for the Cleveland boat.       In reply to
my inquiry for bill I got a polite bow & a shake of-the hand from the
proprietor, Benjamin.   Good byes , and  Farewell to you all gentle-
men,  and I am jolted of, and fifteen minutes brings me to the
Cleveland.      A very handsome boat.   One of Ward s line.   Here I
find Brown the Pacific steward, got introduced, present a letter from
Pomeroy, and am shewn into a handsome state room.   A long talk
with a projective Down easter, here convassing for book selling, who
after endeavouring to get one as an agent, on hearing of my Lake
Superior trip, immediately proposes a gigantic panorama, I to lec-
ture to it.        I shew him stones & specimens, & have quite a
little crowd of lookers on, in the luxurious lady s Saloon.    Finally
all quit, I wrote the last three pages, and now, to bed.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page one hundred and fourteen
Description:Describes his departure from Detroit on the ''Cleveland.''
Date:1853-09-20
Subject:Barnes; Barth, William; Benjamin (Michigan); Brown (Michigan); Campeau; Cleveland (Ship); Frisell; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Newberry, J.S.; Pomeroy; Swan; Travel; Wall (Michigan); Ward, Sam
Coverage (City/State):[Detroit], Michigan
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six
Description:Includes descriptions of Gunn's writing and drawing work in New York, a visit to the Catskill Mountains, attending the wedding of his friend Charles Damoreau (Brown), a visit to the Crystal Palace in New York, his friend Lotty's difficult marriage to John Whytal, a sailing trip around Lake Superior, a visit to Mackinac Island in Michigan, a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, and a journey by horseback from Kentucky to Louisiana with friends.
Subject:African Americans; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Native Americans; Publishers and publishing; Slavery; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Michigan; Wisconsin; Ohio; Kentucky; Mississippi; Alabama; 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.