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brown hair, tall withal, and prone to dress well.  He
has great talent with his pencil, but is over addicted to loafing,
and has fits of the blues.    I think him a sensitive and
kind hearted fellow, and his humors and queer speeches are
infinitely amusing.     His ordinary speech is overmuch garnish-
ed with oaths,  bloody s  and  blasts , and even uglier expressions,
in which he is emulated by W Waud, who has assumed a
sort of ruffianism of dialect, insomuch that his very tone of
voice is unpleasantly defiant.           But Sol is infinitely the
better fellow.
  31.  Monday.  To Abbott s, Chamber Street, and from
thence with young Powell to Pearl Street by Wall, there to get
a case of a dozen of  Charles  Gin , that being proposed to me,
by way of paying $8 of the sum owing from  Young Sam .
Got an order on a Broadway place, and to it, calling at
Strong s, (and getting my two drawings returned.  )  At Wurz 
bach s awhile, then getting gin, into a big sleigh omnibus, and 
returned to dinner and 132 Bleecker, from which I have
not again stirred out.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and ninety
Description:Gives his thoughts on Sol Eytinge.
Date:1855-12-30
Subject:Abbott; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Powell, Dick; Strong, Thomas; Waud, William; Wurzbach
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):132 Bleecker Street; Broadway; Chamber Street; Pearl 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.