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Boutcher and kindly George Clarke.   Surprised in
the afternoon by a bit of a letter from my mother and
Naomi, about a little parcel sent for me through Wileys
the booksellers.       Kelly up too.
  22. Friday.     To Division Street, (on mistake)
to get bill for $18 cashed   given me by Abbott, but
didn t find the man.    To Abbotts and saw him, and
others, politicians &c, champagne drinking.      Preparations
for militia parading.   The ice formed in an immense barricade
in the centre of the street.   Washingtons birthday.     To
room and Boarding House Physiology.   Wrote till 11 1/2.
  23.  Saturday.  Down town to Post Office, and calls
for Greatbatch s papers &c.     Called at Abbotts and
Wileys.    They suppose the parcel may be in the  Pacific 
of which vessel no tidings have been heard for an ominous 
time.       To room and writing.
  24. Sunday.   In doors, with the exception of a rapid
forenoon s walk, calling first at Banks, unsuccessfully,
then at Montgomery s.        A most unlucky, un-knowable
fellow is Banks.   He has now quarreled with, and been
cut by Montgomery.              In the evening to hear Chapin
preach.
  25. Monday.  Down town, to tailors for trouser
reparation and Catherine Street with Abbotts bill.     Met
little Davis the sailor carver and gilder.  He is
in business in New York, and thrives.         Writing.
26.	Tuesday.  Down town once.   Writing. 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page two hundred and seven
Description:Mentions talking to Abbott and Wiley about the package he is to receive from home, and their speculations about what has happened to it.
Date:1856-02-21
Subject:Abbott; Banks, A.F.; Boutcher, William; Chapin, E.H.; Clarke, George; Davis; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kelly; Manning (O'Mana, Montgomery); Wiley
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Catherine Street; Division 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.