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  21.  Tuesday.  Down town at noon. To Fulton Street,
the Picayune Office & Wells & Webb s for blocks.     Evening
at Banks, commencing learning French under his instruction.
  22. Wednesday.  Drawing, to dinner at Grand Street.
Banks up at noon, Alf Waud & Clarence Eytinge at 6.
An evening walk to Canal Street, thence to the Battery, which
for the present, (and perchance for ever,) has lost all its old beauty;
mud and dirt heaps, piles and inclosures marring everything.
Lonely and matagrabolized.
  23. Thursday.   Thunder, lightning & rain, the latter
almost continuous all day.   Out only for meals.   Webb called,
and spake of Welden s recent accident.  A circular iron plate
on the side walk, being unsecured gave way beneath him, precipating
him half down it, and doing internal injury to the bladder. B
Banks up, at noon.                     I ve this day finished Parton s
Life of Greeley.   Wrote to Barth.
  24.  Friday.  Made a drawing on wood.  Down town,
and to the Rainbow, calling on Welden.  He lay alone in an up-
per room, weak, but not in present pain, though the injury is severe
and will be felt all his life-time.     He has, to-day, commenced on
action for damages, laying them at $10,000.     Dr Tuttle came
up.   Welden employed me as  amanuensis to a lady-friend.         To
the Picayune Office, Levison & Haney there.   Sold two cuts,
got $5,,50/100, (the first money I ve earned since my leaving New
York a year ago.)     With Haney dined at Frankerhoffs, then
I to the Post Office, getting a letter from Dillon.     Subsequently
with Levison, Haney, the Wauds & Sol Eytinge, to Jersey, there
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and thirty-eight
Description:Regarding Charles Welden's accident.
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Barth, William; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Levison, William; Mapother, Dillon; Parton, James; Tuttle; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Webb (reporter); Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street; Fulton Street; Grand Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02


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.