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  18. Tuesday.   Dante drawing.   Evening with Mr Hart and Ma
pother to the  Vanguard  there to see Steward  Jerry.    Then to Battery.
Horrible indigestion.	    (Called at National each evening to see Chaupau ).
  19. Wednesday. Finished the Dante drawing.    Left note at Badean s,
and at Bar-room for Chaupau;   brief, broiling walk.      Evening after
going, and in vain, to the National, with Mr Hart and Mapother to the
Battery.   Royal joined us   top of Rabineaus;   brandy punch and
cigar.  At the  Partridge  subsequently.
  20. Thursday.  Left two copies of  Mose  for Chaupau at Reillys.
Drawing.      Old Mr Kent, my first acquaintance, when here arriving,
leaves, and is, of course, cheated by the fat, sniffling she-bully boarding-
house mistress.
  21. Friday.  To Badean s, where after waiting at the hotel some twenty
minutes he came.  Dunned him doggedly and determinately.   To the Era
Office.  Picton and his confrere. Editorial ballyragging and blackguardizing one
another.  To Wall Street, then returned.      Bathe and doze en afternoon.
Evening Battery and Rabineau s with Mr Hart.  Cigars and contem-
plation.	/	Rich sentence altered by Picton in our morning s
talk.      The topic was Nationality.  Yes  quoth he  there, its al-
ways a safe thing to wrap the Star-spangled Banner round you, lie
down on your a_e ; and yell! 
  22. Saturday.   Determined on a trip to Boston, so took a 
morning s walk along the North River with Mr Hart.    Witnessed the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and twenty-six
Description:Mentions that Mr. Kent has left the boarding house.
Subject:Badean; Boardinghouses; Chauprau; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Holt, Mrs.; Jerry; Kent; Mapother, Dillon; Picton, Thomas; Royal, Frank; Women
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.