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letter to care of the Steward, previously having posted one for home at the
post Office.	To the Battery together, and from the top of Rabieneau s
bath witnessed the outsailing of the Yankee mad steamer  Atlantic,  bearing
my letter to dear old England.     Afternoon, to Butler s, to Badean s, then
over to Brooklyn.   Half an hours writing and Stilwell came. Learnt that
Badean had been paid.   Got his Brooklyn address from directory, (on the back
of which was my Stilwell drawing,) and called there.    Wife and pretty
little girl.     Met Badean   promised payment.	/	Having received
a pleasant note from Philadelphia Hart, called at Stinker and Townsend s
for copies of  Mose  lying there for me.   Saw Townsend.   Evening went
to the National to present copies to Chauprau, but he not in the way.
Mr Hart with me. A call on a to-kun-known Doctor in Chamber
Street.        /     By a call, ascertained that Bobbett the Engraver is off on
a visit to England. /		A letter from M, this morning   not
yesterday.     Also Examiner s from home.
  16. Sunday.  With Royal to the Battery at early morn   a cigar
and sangaree at Rabineau s.  Two hours or so, then to the little boat-church
for sailors at the foot of Dey	/	After dinner Hughie Muir called;
little change in Jersey folks.	/   Out together with Joe, Mr Hart & Mapother,
met and recognized one of the sailors aboard the Wenham. The Dutchman. /
Went over the Viceroy, Irish Steamer, just arrived from Galway.       Evening
with Mr Hart to hear Chapin, but felt so sleepy that I was blinking like
an owl all the time, spite of inclination. 
  17. Monday.  Drawing and bug-destroying.   Evening a Battery
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and twenty-five
Description:Mentions receiving copies of his published ''Mose among the Britishers,'' a visit from Hugh Muir, and seeing the Irish steamer ''Viceroy.''
Subject:Badean; Bilton, Mary; Butler, Warren; Bobbett; Chapin, E.H.; Chauprau; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Hart (publisher); Mapother, Dillon; Muir, Hugh; Religion; Royal, Frank; Stilwell; Stringer and Townsend (New York, N.Y.); Townsend
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.