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by great Paul hath enveloped the World.  That as unjust
and a far crueler mob handed the Saviour to Calvary;   but
they and their puny hate and Error are Gone, while His pure
faith progresses on and Ever.
  13. Monday.  To Grove St.  The Rev d J and J. From
there with Hart to Nassau St.   Dunned Butler.   Then to the
 Life  Office. The  Colonel appearing, out with him. Mr Hart
joining us.    In Saloon   turtle soup lunch and sherry sangarees.
Hart left, and we talk of the projected  Porcupine .   More sanga-
rees and smoke, then out, with intent to visit Warren Butler,
designing to include him in the Triumvirate.  Met more of  the
Colonel s  friends, and consequently more sangarees.     Butler out.
We adjourn for ten minutes (more sangarees)   then call again
with like success.  So making appointment for the ensuing mor-
ning we separate.		Afternoon smoke with Mr Johns
and Hart. Then walk to Abbots   too late. Back.
  14. Tuesday. Called at Andrews Canal St residence   quiet &
tastefully furnished, books on table. Place over a Milliners shop.
Out with him. Quitting him at the Park I went to Butlers, and
after some quarter of an hour s delay, visitors being there, I spake
to him on the  Porcupine  subject.    Firstly he, on hearing Andrews
name, denounced him as a scoundrel,   (not having paid his brother in
law some engraving bill;) then considered that to be none of his business
, and asked particulars.  The Colonel  arriving, we talk;   anon
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and fifteen
Description:Mentions discussions with Hardin Andrews and Warren Butler to start a publication called the ''New York Porcupine.''
Date:1850-05-12
Subject:Abbott, Jacob; Abbott, Joseph; Andrews, Hardin; Butler, Warren; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Johns; New York porcupine.; Publishers and publishing; Religion
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Grove Street; Nassau Street; Canal Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One
Description:Details Gunn's first year living in the United States, including his experiences with boarding house living in Jersey City and New York City, looking for work as an artist and a writer, publishing his first book ""Mose Among the Britishers"" and brief visits to Philadelphia and Boston.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Jersey City, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts
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-two 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.