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adjourn to a Bar room and bowling alley, where we liquor and talk.
Plan of the work decided   strictly  Punch like .  Andrews editorial,
Butler, Publishing, I Artistic and literary.   Agreeing to meet at
Andrews on the morrow we separate.   Butler and I talk a little;
he distrustful of the Kentuckian.  I supposing it to be a possibility that
things could be so fixed that each could be rendured secured against
any attempt at over reading.   It would be but narrow policy, cent steal-
ing cunning at best; as any one distrustful would surely  back out 
and mar the enterprize.    Natheless I ll be safe, any how. Willing
am I to risk time and pen and pencil   that is All. 	/	Looked
in at Gurneys, where I found the Barnum unported Lancashire
Bell ringers, fixing  up for Daguerrotyping.   And the second sen-
tence I had from them was that  they couldn t get not no malt liquor 
here.   English, that!	Called unsuccessfully at Abbots
in the afternoon.   Finished letter for M at night, and com-
menced reply to Boutcher.
  15. Wednesday. Talk political, religious and Palestine with Mr Johns,
Hart and Mapother, in the room of the latter twain. Drawing.
Mr Jacob Abbots calleth.   In the afternoon, through the rain to Greene
St.   Drawing and dampness. Returned rheumatic and splenetic.
Writing all the evening.  Joe out of sorts and smarting.
  {16. Thursday.       Drawing on the Abbotian subjects   on wood.
  17. Friday}     Andrews called   (is off for Philadelphia) Evening
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and sixteen
Description:Discusses the partnership with Hardin Andrews and Warren Butler.
Subject:Abbots, Jacob; Andrews, Hardin; Bilton, Mary; Boutcher, William; Butler, Warren; Drawing; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Johns; Mapother, Dillon; New York porcupine.; Publishers and publishing
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Greene Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07


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.