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history for two hours or so.  Return and reading Shelley   Rosalind
and Helen.	Evening with Hart to hear Chapin. Sermon on the
touching act of love and devotion performed by Mary Magdalen and Judas  comment
on it.    Beauty and poetry of the saviour s rebuke, anticippatory
of the coming end    against the day of my burial hath she done this. 
  10. Monday. Drawing from Dante, and somewhat for Mr Hart.  At
night a solitary Broadway ramble.   Her birthday   God bless her.
  11. Tuesday.  Seeing my name among the post office list in the  Sun  went &
obtained a letter from home   which had been lying there two weeks, in consequence
of a slight error in direction.    Algar Mitchell is dead   and his mother
quite  resigned  to it.	Drawing. Out to Badean s.  Writing till
past 2 o clock next morning, to my mother.   When out on the mor-
ning with Mr Hart, accompanied him on a visit to a certain Steward aboard 
a vessel who volunteered conveying letters for me.
  12. Wednesday.  Drawing.   Out to Atlas Office   to Badean s   to
Wall and William Street speering after colored paper for Mr Johns. 
Afternoon  the Doctor  called.  Evening a Battery ramble with Martin and Hart.
On the top of Rabineau s Bath.    Joined by Mapother and Johns.
  13. Thursday. Drawing from Dante.  Calls in Nassau Street. Eve-
ning, writing to my mother, finishing by 2 in the morning.
  14. Friday. Physicking and illness all day.  In the condition of Sancho
after the Don s balsam.    Being out in the afternoon, saw  Mose  in the shop-
windows.   Writing letter for the Chacombe folks.
  15. Saturday.  With Hart to Peck ship, and committed Chacombe
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and twenty-four
Description:Mentions a sermon, his work, and seeing copies of ''Mose among the Britishers'' in store windows.
Date:1850-06-09
Subject:Badean; Books and reading; Chapin, E.H.; Drawing; Greeley, Dr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Johns; Mapother, Dillon; Martin; Mitchell, Algar; Mitchell, Mrs.; Publishers and publishing; Sermons
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Chacombe, [England]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Wall Street; William Street; Nassau 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.