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  1  Thursday.   In-doors, drawing all day.   Picayune  pictorial.
Hewel & Waud came up at noon, and earlier Welden./      Evening
reading Carlyle s Essays.    Nibelungen Lied, Burns, Murabeau.
  2. Friday.   Hillard called, having yester-night arrived, from
Milwaukee.  He s now residing with a brother 91, West 12th, and
projects abiding the winter in New York. /             I down town, Picayune,
Office, Weeds, tailors, Wells & Webbs, Goslings.     Return, room &c
dined.      Evening, Mr Alcock came for me.  To Spruce Street with him,
then by 3rd Avenue cars to Prince Street.      To Levisons.  He & Glover there.
Talks about drawings.    Left them, walked down Broadway, supped and
to room.      Wrote a long letter to Samuel.
  3. Saturday.  Down town, to Post Office & other places, breakfasting
at Goslings.     Return by noon, and drawing all the afternoon.    Waud
came up by 5, and left soon.      Took a meal at Erfords, amid a haze
of Saturday night s tobacco-smoke and loud talking Englishmen; then wal-
ked up the brisk cold clear Broadway night to Prince Street to Levison s,
leaving a drawing with him.    Thence, to the Gymnasium, where I found
all the fellows as of old, Gymnastic Cadets, Bogert & among  em putting
on their theatricals for parade.         Gave up key to John Wood, got things
there left & return to room.  Thence to Beach Street, where I found Mrs
K and Morse playing Euchre together.          Sate and talked, or rather was
talked to.     Got my $10 re-paid.       Lotty has gone to Washington,
so she writes, the Baltimore company broken up, she singing or playing.
What a curious parade of mother and daughter affections the two play at
in their letters, both too so utterly hollow and selfish! Mrs K parades
imagined feelings in Lotty, talks how Whytal endeavoured to  stab her
through slandering her mother s fair fame,    how  she bore with him for
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page two hundred and eleven
Description:Describes visiting Mrs. Kidder and hearing news of Lotty, who has moved to Washington.
Subject:Alcock; Bogert; Glover, Thad; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hillard, Frank; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Levison, William; Morse; Waud, Alfred; Weed; Whytal, John; Wood, John A.; Yewell, George
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):91 West 12th Street; 3rd Avenue; Beach Street; Broadway; Prince Street; Spruce Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02


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.