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most absurdly padded, and here and there a perfect outr  figure.   The 
pleasantest association in my mind was awakened by the few  Continen
tals,  men dressed in the old  76 costume.    A very long procession.
Strolled upwards, and getting severed from Messrs Johns & Hart,
Joe, I, and Mapother found ourselves in the Park.      Adjourn-
ment to Sherwoods, and cobblers.	Duane Street and dinner.
Dozed during the afternoon.     Evening, with Hart, Johns, Mapother,
and a Mr Boyne, (Englishman with family, from Demerara,)   to
the Park, for the purpose of seeing the fireworks.   Dense crowd,
much concussion and cursing.   Got out of it, and had a cool though
not complete view.  Brilliant enough, but exceedingly brief.           A
ramble southwards,   on the Battery again, save Johns, whom we left
in the crowd.	 Rabineau s bath, and fumigation.	Back, and to
perspiration and bed.
  5. Friday.  Drawing the Phillips & Sampsonian subject.      Out and
an half hours waiting at Badean s, which being in vain wrote him a 
sharp letter and left.  To Wall Street, to the Post Office, where by
the list of advertised letters March the 26, I found one due to me, had
lain there its, time, been send on to Washington, and possibly torn up.
Was it one of Mary s?)	To the Atlas Office, where I saw  the big dog
of Arkansas . Then back.  A letter from Boutcher, he still at Folks
tone.       Drawing all the afternoon.   Evening, coat purchasing in
Chatham Street, in company with Royal.  He, poor man, somewhat
despondent, as he seeth no prospect of getting his wife and family out
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and thirty-six
Description:Discusses Fourth of July celebrations in New York.
Date:1850-07-04
Subject:Badean; Bilton, Mary; Boutcher, William; Boyne; Fireworks; Fourth of July; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Johns; Mapother, Dillon; Parades; Royal, Frank; Smith, John, Jr.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Duane Street; Chatham Street; Wall Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One
Description:Details Gunn's first year living in the United States, including his experiences with boarding house living in Jersey City and New York City, looking for work as an artist and a writer, publishing his first book ""Mose Among the Britishers"" and brief visits to Philadelphia and Boston.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Jersey City, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts
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-two 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.