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soon as the B hoys came up   (his nation profess the virtue of prudence
to a super-eminent degree.)    Whereupon Royal gravely commenteth
as it thus  that wasn t the way the Battle of Waterloo was won. 
Evening.  Chapin not preaching, I and Mr Hart went to Dutch re-
formed worship, Fulton Street Church.
  3. Monday. To Lossing and Barretts.  To Harlands, Tudor Horton s, 
Badeans.    Afternoon to Abbotts   Met Picton in returning.
  4. Tuesday.  To the Reverend Jacob and Joseph.  Saw the latter
and got $2 for the La Platiere picture.  Stroll through Washington parade
grand, and Duane-wards along the North River;   broiling hot.  Night;
with Joe to the National .   Two  Mose  pieces.  Left at 1/2 past ten and
Welch rarebit, pint of ale and  punch  at the Shades.
  5. Wednesday. To the (S)Harper brothers, Cliff Street. To Nass
and Cornish s.     Walk, Battery.   A Mr Jackman, Engraver calls
in the afternoon.     Evening a walk with Mapother, Hudson, Canal
&c.   Then, later out for a nocturnal Battery ramble with Royal
at about 10 1/2, oysters and ale at Florence s;   ramble up Broad
way, then Duane, bed and perspiration.
  6. Thursday.  Afternoon and morn drawing for Mr Johns on his
Alms house designs, plan and Elevation.    Then commenced sketch from
Dante.   Evening Scotch Ferguson talking of his map-peddling ex-
perience, and of Sidney, Bridgens  Boss. 
  7. Friday.  Drawing from Dante.  Out, and a few calls, at
long-owing and never paying Warren Butlers   at the  Atlas 
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and twenty-two
Description:Mentions the various drawing projects he is doing.
Subject:Abbott, Jacob; Abbott, Joseph; Almshouses; Bridgens; Chapin, E.H.; Cornish; Drawing; Ferguson; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harland; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Hart; Horton, Tudor; Jackman; Johns; Mapother, Dillon; Picton, Thomas; Religion; Royal, Frank; Sidney
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Duane Street; Cliff Street; Broadway
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.