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in French, (evidently her native tongue) on the subject of my whiskers!
My turn coming, three successive portraits taken, none would do, so
have to call again next morning.
  10. Wednesday.   Again to Lewis  and after three more sittings one
that pleased me effected.   Then to the Atlas Office, then return.  After-
noon drawing for Phillips & Sampson s book.  At night, going out met Tom
Scott at the door, and he accompanyied me to the Battery, where we encountered
two other Yankee boarders, with whom, after half an hour or so we returned back
to our barrack.	           This day heard of the last night s death of Gen-
eral Taylor,   [words crossed out]  He was a brave and honest-hearted man,
and they ll scarcely find a better to fill his place.   
[words crossed out].
  11. Thursday.  Finished the Sampsonian sketch, wrote letter, and sent
it off.    Got a letter from Jabez Wing, from which it seems that he was 
in Boston eight days, dating from the very day my letter was posted, and which
of course he didn t get till his return to Fall River.  /	         After posting letter
strolled on to the Battery, hazy matagrabolized melancholy in mind;  revisi-
ted my Plymouth Rock, id est, Pier No 5.
  12. Friday.   Met Picton, who told me of another projected  Punch  periodical
he, New York-by-Gas-light Foster and others, projectors. 	To 177 Canal, where
I saw a Mrs Dobson, proprietess of the boarding house recommended by Brown.
To another boarding house in Chamber Street. Then to  Atlas  Office,  to En-
graver Bridges, to Bakers.   To the  Picayune  Office.   Then back.  In
the afternoon Butler and Brown call, with big mahogany block   for
the delineation of the poor Don of Cervantes thereon;   the which I em-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and thirty-nine
Description:Mentions the death of President Taylor and searching for a new boarding house.
Date:1850-07-09
Subject:Baker; Boardinghouses; Bridges; Butler, Warren; Daguerreotype; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dobson, Mrs.; Foster, George G.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lewis; New York picayune.; Picton, Thomas; Publishers and publishing; Scott, Tom; Taylor, Zachary; Wing, Jabez
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Fall River, [Massachusetts]; Boston, [Massachusetts]
Coverage (Street):177 Canal Street; Chamber 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.