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the winter and spring of 1852 & 3 hindered the circulation of
his paper, secretly wishes to be rid of me.     (I ll not trouble
him.)     Writing all day. (my book.)     Alf and Clarence Eytinge
up in the evening.     With the former to Haney s & Parton s lod-
gings, and to the residence of Parton s aunt.    He (and she) had
gone to the opening night of Rachel s performances; subsequent
to which we met him, and had an hour and scotch ale together
in a Broadway place.
  4.  Tuesday.   Writing during the morning, only Banks
coming stamping up.     At 2 strolled down to Fulton Market and
made a dinner off roast oysters in one of those half al-fresco restau-
rants, where you look out upon the market people & passersby.
Called in on Welden.    To room and writing, till the Wauds,
Sol Eytinge and Wood came up.     Out with them to Trankerhoffs
by 9 for drinks.
  5. Wednesday.  Writing  Pen Scratches from Paris.    Strong s
boy up.  Some cut s Gayler ll take, some not.   Down town,
(meeting Levison in the Park by the way, and having a cool sentence
or so with him,)   to the Brother Jonathan Office, and saw
Day, about cuts.  To Fulton Street.   None of the  miserable
club  present, only Wood and Clarence Eytinge.     The smal-
ler Waud, (who d been showing himself in Broadway,)  came in
anon.   To dinner, and writing all the rest of the day. Swinton
called in during the afternoon.   Writing till midnight.
     I long for letters from England.
  6.  Thursday.  Writing awhile till noon, then to Ful-
ton Street, where I learnt that Alf had gone out with Stone,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and forty-two
Description:Mentions learning from Alf Waud that William Levison thinks Gunn's Abolition-themed cuts hurt subscription numbers for ''The New York Picayune.''
Subject:Abolition; Banks, A.F.; Day; Edwards, Sarah; Eytinge, Clarence; Eytinge, Solomon; Gayler, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Levison, William; New York picayune.; Parton, James; Publishers and publishing; Rachel; Stone, B.G.; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Welden, Charles; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Fulton Market; Fulton 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.