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there.	   A dock side walk with him, his father and the boys.
  22. Monday.   Drawing  boss  Caricature all the morning and afternoon.
After supper went to Duane Street, (meeting Engraver Ritchie, formerly in the em-
ploy of Childs , by the way.)       In company with Johns and Mapother for
an hour or so, Mr Hart and Richardson going out.     Back to Canal, and
found letter s from my Mother and Naomi, the which Joe had left.   More 
indirect news of Barth s campaigning.
  23. Tuesday.  To the Atlas Office with sketch.  Southworth not there, saw
Ropes.  To 64 John, and Richhie s, and with him to Appletons, (hearing that
work was in hand determined to pocket dignity for the nonce.)   But the re-
solve was uncalled for, as they had found a draughtsman.    To the  Picayune 
Office and to Strongs.   Then passing down Ann Street met Mattice, one of the
proprietors of the  Life in New York , the Office whereof they were remaining. Turned
in there with him, talk of writing for payment for his paper.   Called in
on Boyd, Engraver and Artist(!), talk with him. 	Then returning (,in
Fulton met Scotch Hunter.) 	   Dinner, and half an hour subsequently Mr Johns
calleth. He hath had a great row with the Sniffling Termagant, been
vilified as a swindler, and hath quitted. Expecteth money from England (to
morrow   as he hath expected it for some five weeks of tomorrows   to my
knowledge.)   Designeth going into his clerical friend at Flushing, lacking 
only the money wherewith to do it.    Lent him a quarter for that purpose, and
no more.	Out to see the procession in Honor of Taylor s death   stores
closed, house parts decorated with crape &c, dense through, and Broadway
full of Militia companys. 	Met Andrews   (in a place:   the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and forty-three
Description:Mentions his work, lending Mr. Johns money, and a funeral procession for President Taylor.
Subject:Andrews, Hardin; Appleton; Barth, William; Boardinghouses; Boyd; Childs; Drawing; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Holt, Mrs.; Hunter; Johns; Life in New-York.; Mattice; Mapother, Dillon; New York picayune.; New York porcupine.; Publishers and publishing; Richardson; Ritchie (Engraver); Ropes; Southworth; Strong, Thomas; Taylor, Zachary
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Duane Street; Canal Street; 64 John Street; Ann Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07


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.