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took out summons for Porter touching the $18.     To
the Mercantile Library for book, then down Broadway
to Yewell and Arnolds.    They speak of Stone being
about to be married to a Catskill girl.  Of his  joining
the Church  I had heard before.       O Brien drops in
to see them, they say.                 To dinner, and writing,
hard.       A letter from Hannah, may God bless
her for it.               Did another chapter ere going to
bed.     It has been a wild night out of doors, one of
the stormiest conceivable, but as I write, it appears to 
have partially over-blown itself, though the wind blows with
a dull hollow, unquiet clamor, awesome to listen to.
Boy Rawson (who has been up-river to his mother s
house for all yester and part of today)  goes for Nicara-
gua in a week or so, and has just retired to his, and
Poundon s adjoining bed room.       There will be wrecks
on the coast this night, as I guess.             Now to
a general wash, another perusal of mine own dear girl s
letter, and bed by midnight.            Dear God, I thank
thee with all my soul for letter health and spirits!
  A letter from Dillon this morning.  And Kelly
visited me yesterday   from whom I learnt of the death
of Mrs Holt.
  5.  Wednesday .   Visited Davis at his shop,
a small low-roofed one on the east side of Broadway
in one of those streets which the extension of Canal is
improving from the face of New York.  Then, leaving
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page two hundred and twelve
Description:Mentions a visit to Davis in his Broadway shop and a violent storm.
Subject:Arnold, George; Bennett, Hannah; Davis; Gill, Rawson; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holt, Mrs.; Kelly; Mapother, Dillon; O'Brien, Fitz James; Porter; Pounden, Frank; Stone, B.G.; Stone, B.G., Mrs.; Yewell, George
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Canal 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.