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after an hour or so, leave Conworth in charge of traps, and start
off to Canal Street, there finding little Mrs Dobson ventilating
herself at early morning and the area-gate.     I make an irruption
into a boarder s room, and learn Alf Waud s address, thence towards
it, (looking in at old 290 Broadway, seeing Murtough the porter,
and Wurzbach, who has Swinton s room,   he or rather his two pren-
tices being up in my old Cock-loft, which Banks has deserted,) to
Fulton Street.     The place is in, or beside the  Sun building  over Sut-
tons, the printers, its entrance very like some Thames Street ware-
house, with a yawning hatchway and indefended staircases.   Here,
up-stairs, in a lengthy, one-windowed room, I found Alf and his
brother Will, Waud.   (Alf and Sol Eytings have the room in con-
junction.)    I got a demi-glad-to-see-you welcome, borrowed Will Waud
and to the steamer again, after we three had breakfasted together.
Leaving him on guard, I got Conworth s things passed, carman &c,
and took  em to the Albany boat office &c, thence to Wall Street,
and to 290 Broadway.    Saw Myers, took room under my old one,
to ship again (meeting Powell, and afterwards Swinton,) by the way.
Got things toted up, fixing up matters &c all the afternoon. Dined
at Goslings, (meeting Creecy there.)     To the Albany boat, there
meeting Stansfield, Newcombe, the Pinegers &c, and saw Conworth
off fairly, for Canada.    At our parting, he wanted  to give me some-
thing for my trouble,  and commenced pulling at something green, a
purse or bag     !           Sol Eyting and Will Waud up in the
evening, looking over the books I have got for Swinton.
  {3. Friday       Hither and thither.   Have seen Banks, Haney,
  4. Saturday}       and Levison.   The former has a good berth in
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and thirty
Description:Describes his first day back in New York after his journey across the Atlantic on the ''Washington.''
Date:1855-08-02
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Conworth, William; Creecey; Dobson, Mrs.; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Levison, William; Murtough; Myers; Newcombe, Nelson; Pineger; Pineger, Miss; Powell, Thomas; Stansfield, Henry; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Wurzbach
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):290 Broadway; Canal Street; Fulton Street; Wall Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven
Description:Includes an account of his family history and descriptions of his visits with family and friends in England, witnessing a procession for Louis Napoleon in London, traveling in Paris with his brothers Charley and Edwin, his friend Harry Price's mental illness, his journey across the Atlantic to New York on the ship Washington, the marriage of Fanny Fern and James Parton, meetings of the Ornithoryncus Club in New York, and Alfred Waud's elopement with Mary Brainard.
Subject:Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):London, England; Paris, France; New York, New York
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-one 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.