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at Saint Pauls Church encountered Brightly and Mrs Warner.
They turned and we walked to the Battery together, then re-
turning up Broadway.     I to room, then, as promised to sup
at Vesey Street with Damoreau.            Waud came during
the evening.        We stayed till past 11, and leaving I bore Waud
company down part of Fulton Street; returning through the ice-
cold tranquil night to my room.
  19.  Monday.  At work merrily.   Having completed two draw-
ings, dined at Erfords, and then up the thronged side of Broad-
way, to Prince Street, Having
called on Levison,  walked down town,
left blocks with Weed, went to Wells & Webbs, looked in at
Strongs, then to room.   Waud had called, I found a note thrust
under the door, he had just received from Kellam, in reply to a letter
Waud had addressed to him touching my whereabouts. /   Writing a
letter to Kellam, during the evening.  First snow falling outside.
  20.  Tuesday.  Alcock called, on his way to Levisons. / I
drawing on till 2, when Welden came.   To Erfords where I dined,
and we talked anent a days Catskillizing in the wintery January,
resolving on it.      Parting, I to Levisons, meeting Hillard by the
way, and having made my call, we came down town together.
To Weeds leaving cuts, then with Hillard to Erfords, a cigar
and tod; then to my room. /   After supper I walked up town
to 12th Street, as promised to the house of Hillards brother,
getting there about 8 1/2.             Cigars and talk, with the brothers,
and two or three other young fellows.  Talk of books, spiritual
knockings, Authors, Boston, and every day topics till within half
an hour of midnight.        Parting on the Avenue, I being
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page two hundred and twenty
Description:Mentions writing a letter to Oliver Kellam.
Subject:Alcock; Brightly; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hillard, Frank; Hillard, Oliver; Kellam, Oliver; Levison, William; Strong, Thomas; Warner, Mrs.; Waud, Alfred; Weed; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):12th Street; Broadway; Fulton Street; Prince Street; Vesey 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.