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  3.  Wednesday.  Fine weather again.  Writing awhile, and by
2, after dining, down town, to Strongs with a drawing I d done over
night.   Got $3 for it.   Looked in at the Picayune Office, finding
Haney & Levison there, and Sol Eyting at work on a pine board
poster.     To my room.   Waud, (Alf) up,) and Whitelaw. Writing
till 11  .
  4.  Thursday.   Writing.  Up town in the afternoon, to the
Mercantile, Parton joining me and staying an hour there, I remain-
ning till dusk.  Writing till 1.  Hillard had called during my
  5. Friday. Writing all day.  Alf Waud called, (and Jew
Myers for rent of room.)   Sol Eytinge and the smaller Waud
now lodge up town, at the Bleecker Street boarding house,  Alf
goes regularly to Hoboken, and the Fulton street room is noctur-
nally deserted.
  6. Saturday.  A day of continuous, never-slackening rain. Wri-
ting, making good progress, and having faith in myself.
Parton up in the afternoon, chiefly to bid me to dinner on the
morrow.   At work till 1.
  8 7.  Monday.  Writing till 1.   Banks calling, with him to
Grand Street, and dinner at Ittners, up Broadway to Astor
Place for a walk then back to work.   Mr Greatbatch came at 4,
up for an hour, when Waud & Wurzbach came in.   With the
former to Hoboken, it being a dull, wintry night.   He, Alf, pur-
ports going on to Boston at the latter end of the present week, Da-
moreau having got for him, (through Andrew and Ballou,) the job
of making a birds eye view of the city, for a pictorial.     He wishes
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and fifty-three
Description:Describes learning from Alf Waud his intention to move to Boston.
Subject:Andrew; Ballou, Maturin Murray; Banks, A.F.; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Eytinge, Solomon; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Frank; Levison, William; Myers; Parton, James; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Whitelaw, Matthew; Wurzbach
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Boston, [Massachusetts]
Coverage (Street):Astor Place; Broadway; 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.