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ploy myself forthwith all the evening, till late.   Told Brown to
tell his landlady that I should, with bag and baggage be there on Thurs-
day morn, next.
  13. Saturday.  Hard at work till 7 in the evening, when I
finished  Don Quixote.  	Bit of a walk with Mr Hart, calling
on Doctor Laurie.
  14. Sunday.  To Church with Mr Hart,   sort of funeral sermon
on the death of General Taylor, but treated in a very common-place manner. (I
should like to have heard Chapin on it.)	After dinner, with Mr Hart,
Mapother, Laurie and others for a sail, in a boat partly owned by Laurie.
Up the river and coasting Hoboken.   Landed for a bathe, but didn t.
Picking up oysters &c.   Return, wind blowing fresh, mast snapped,
and we, landing at the upper part of the city returned to Duane St on
foot.
  15. Monday.  Took the drawing to Butlers.     To Badeans.
Then over to Brooklyn, visiting and sketching the remains of the recent
fire, broiling sun above, and hot pitch below, little jets of flame issuing
from a volcano of brick-work, and clouds of smoke.    Back, and
at Butlers again.   Sherry-cobler at Sherwoods and [word crossed out] to dinner.
Call again at Butlers and Badeans in the afternoon.   Then in at Laurie s
doctors shop, during a sudden shower.      In doors during the evening.
  16. Tuesday.   Making caricature.  Out in company with Mr Hart.
Call at Butlers, at the Atlas Office, and Badean s. Then
to the Barge House, nigh to the Battery, and there till dinner time.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and forty
Description:Mentions hearing a sermon on the death of President Taylor.
Date:1850-07-12
Subject:Badean; Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Butler, Warren; Chapin, E.H.; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dobson, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Laurie, Dr.; Mapother, Dillon; Religion; Sermons; Taylor, Zachary
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]; Hoboken, [New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Duane 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.