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store in Philadelphia.        Colonel Forbes in at the basement,
and much ado  twixt him and Sol anent drawings.       At
work on a big cut for Abbott, at night.
  28.  Friday.   In doors drawing all day.   Abbbott up
at night.  Got $4 of him, and a promise (!) of $10 to-
  29.  Saturday.  To Strongs with two drawings, to the
Post Office,  Young Sam s , Wurzbach s, my old room &c, through
the fast falling snow.   Return to dinner, and then, (like an
ass,) depending on Abbott s promise, down to Chamber Street
again.   But the  principal  was  not in  , only Powell junior
with three dreary youngish men, in a very unwholesome atmosphere,
and sitting around the stove.    I sat awhile, and listened to un-
grammatical and demi-obscene talk; till Arnold came in,
spake with him awhile, and then we walked up-town together
through the snow flakes.
  30. Sunday.  Turned out, the morning being sunny,
and the people busily scraping the pavements fronting their houses.
Called at Abbott s private residence, and with him down Broad-
way to Wurzback s.   Returning called on Banks and
Whitelaw, the latter recieving me, I thought churlishly.
In doors, in our basement the rest of the day, mostly writing.
Sol attempting an oil sketch of himself, and failing, in conse-
quence of a lazy dislike to get up and procure other colors than
those to his hand, W Waud reading, Haney trying writing,
and Wood present, as he has been considerally of late.
Sol is a handsome fellow, with a bold aquiline nose, and bright
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and eighty-nine
Description:Mentions an unsuccessful visit to Abbott's office in an attempt to get $10 owed to him.
Subject:Abbott; Arnold, George; Banks, A.F.; Eytinge, Solomon; Forbes, Hugh; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Powell, Dick; Strong, Thomas; Waud, William; Whitelaw, Matthew; Wood, John A.; Wurzbach
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Chamber 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.