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down town, to Weeds, Wells & Webbs & Strongs.  Thence cros-
sing by the Fulton ferry to Brooklyn, called upon Waud,
finding him by the bar-room stove, whither he had fled from his
icy-cold chamber, having been drawing there, during the day.
Sate conversing & supped together.   He then going up stairs to
attire himself in his militia uniform,  I sate reading papers
in the bar-room, when I was presently half-embraced, and
beheld Anderson.     He was sitting at a table, imbibing whiskey
with a fellow countryman, and had just descried me.      I joined
them, at his entreaty, and he talked.   How Fred was at Newport,
he, Anderson had been in New Brunswick &c, with much confusion
of information and brogue. /        Across the cold, dashing,
icy, gusty river, through the snow clad streets to my room.
Waud stayed awhile, then left.       Martin called. And pre-
sently Damoreau.        I, writing, Picayune wards, bills &c till 
11 1/2, then to bed.
  22. Thursday.  Down town in the afternoon, having
been writing during the morning, letter to Kellam.  To Post-
Office, Weeds, Picayune Office, Strongs.   To Mulberry street,
Calling at Mr Greatbatch s, then Price Street, on Levison.
Walked up town-wards to the Crystal Palace, getting there by 6.
Stayed till 8 1/2 principally in the long picture gallery.  A pleasant
tranquil time of it.        There s a large portrait, self-painted
by a German artist Hasancleser,   (I don t know how to 
spell his never;) the jolliest looking bearded fellow, turning
from his canvas, on which he has sketched the outline of his
well known  wine tasters , with a full goblet elevated, as though
to drink the gazers health.  You form a friendship with him
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page two hundred and twenty-three
Description:Describes a visit to the Crystal Palace in New York to look at artwork.
Subject:Anderson; Anderson, Fred; Artists; Crystal Palace (New York, N.Y.); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hasenclever, Johann Peter; Kellam, Oliver; Levison, William; Martin; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Mulberry Street; Price 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.