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3. Friday. 	Fast day, in consequence of Cholera, so 
every body holiday making. 	Self at work on  Aunt Elsie s  
Story of the the  Hump and Long nose.  Pleased myself   may do the 
publisher. 	Walking, matagrabolizing with G & J
in the evening.		 [words crossed out]
  4. Saturday. Completed drawing. 	Afternoon, visiting the
Schnieder,   pretty Irish girl stitching in the shop. Talk natio-
nal and culottie.	To New York   to Bobbett & Edmonds   then
to Stringers. Slight row with the latter. He was never nearer
getting knocked down in his life. Sense enough to think I could nt
afford the luxury of assaulting a publisher. Verily I think
they re the damnedst animals existing.	 To Appletons with
sketch   referred to Monday.	 Jersey. 	Terrific lightning
and rain. A call in at the Pork Store then to Schnieder s.
The fair Marguerite again. stitching my pants. Talk of a 
devoted one of hers  who wore a white hat.  / 	Job comple-
ted. 	Parting,   kissed her at street door.  hoped she
would see me again.   Maybe I might if I liked  (take the
place of the white-hatted  Doctor. )	 So she said, and she has
a nice waist for one s arm to go round [word crossed out], as I discovered.
  5 6. Sunday. Visited George. Partly arranged about migrating
to their diggings. He came to the  American  in the afternoon.
A walk, Hoboken-way in the evening. Joe at New York,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page thirteen
Description:Mentions an argument with Stringer and an Irish girl named Marguerite, who was stitching his pants.
Date:1849-08-03
Subject:Appleton; Bolton, George; Clothing and dress; Diseases; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marguerite; Publishers and publishing; Reuben; Stringer; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Jersey [City, New Jersey]; Hoboken, [New Jersey]
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.