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the Vesey Street boarding-house, where Mr Hart now resides, and found him
with a Brobdignaggian map of Chicago.         To Gosling s together, where I
breakfasted.   Posted letters, for Barth, George Bolton & home.      On
returning found the huge handsome Fowler s Buildings, corner of Nassau
and Fulton, burned down two or three Sundays back, now ruins.  Picayune 
Office in it, Bunnell & Price burnt out, dissolved partnership, paper in
the hands of Levison & Glover.      The defunct firm, (B & P have dis
solved partnership, each now being newspaper agent on his seperate hook)
owed me something  twixt $30 & 40.   Lost I suppose, but fire s a
regular New York casualty.              To tailors, ordered breeks, bought vest.
  There to Spruce Street, the present   Picayune  Office, where I found old
Mr Alcock, and heartily glad was the old gentleman to see me.    Heard
news of the burning &c.    Also how Picton has been getting himself killed
in print, partly for advertisment, partly to work upno his old grandmother s
feelings.      Harrington was his medium.   He s been committing bigamy or some-
thing that way, marrying an actress (whom Hutchings was cavalier too.)  The
Time-Piece lives.             Dined at Erford s.   Room & down town again, an
infinitude of matters.  Evening at Vesey Street, in Damoreau s room.
He and his wife returned hither, being starved at the Brooklyn place.
She looks & dresses well, and   talks.       Fogg was there, also Waud,
and presently Mr Hart, (who d been bored by Martin down stairs for
the earlier part of the evening.     We had ale & talked.      Illustrated 
defunct.    Leslie started &  Ladies Magazine , Brightly & Damoreau
working for him.        Charley has little or no communication with his family,
George & his [word rossed out] wife have come hither from New Orleans, he has not 
seen  em.                 Out, all of us for oysters, then parted.      Mr Hart
goes west to-morrow to rejoin Dillon.
  25.  Friday.   Welden came up.  Walked up-town with him, 
a frosty, cheery, sunny day that made one s blood tingle with pleasure.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page two hundred and six
Description:Mentions having dinner with Charles Damoreau and learning that his brother George has come to New York.
Date:1853-11-24
Subject:Alcock; Barth, William; Bolton, George; Brightly; Brown, George; Brown, George, Mrs. (Bartholomew, Winchester); Bunnell; Bunnell and Price (New York, N.Y.); Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Fires; Fogg; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harrington; Hart; Hutchings; Leslie, Frank; Mapother, Dillon; Picton, Thomas; Price; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Fulton Street; Nassau Street; Spruce Street; Vesey Street
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.