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a terrific extent.  Going out for a few seconds happened to chance
upon Manning, of the Wenham passengers!  Of him I learnt
some droll particulars of fellow voyagers.    That Hooper had spent some months
on Blackwells Island for assaulting a nigger, that subsequently he had
been in copartnership with the travelled valet we knew aboard the Wen-
ham, and that their business was exhibiting a peep-show representing
Rome about the streets.  That the [Moivedt?] family were here still. That
he had met Captain Wyhe at Baltimore, and his daughters. Also that
Moses (Oh Moses!) had a brother, a jeweler there.    Also that he
himself, Manning had been in New Orleans, whither he intended returning.
Giving my address to him we parted.             Saw  the Doctor  and Mearson
once or twice, the latter writing notes about how his secession from the
paper should be announced.  Don t like him a bit.	   Scoring away
with pen, and using scissors till 1/2 past six. 	       Rushing in every
now and then, caught Badean;   who says he ll pay   I don t know
but that he will, after all.
  26. Friday.  To the  Life  Office meeting Mearson and Donovan by the
way,   the latter much discontent with the notice of his non-connection with the
paper inserted by Mattice.	 The paper out.  Talk with Ward of the
history of its projection, Andrews &c.      Then back to Canal.    In the
afternoon to Duane St, and to Rabineaus with Mr Hart and Mapother.
Evening in doors with Mapother calling.     Writing letter to Naomi.
  27. Saturday.  To the post office with letters for home, and
newspapers.      Then to Life Office.   Editorializing all the morning;
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and forty-five
Description:Discusses running into Manning, a fellow passenger from the ''Wenham,'' who updated Gunn on the other passengers.
Subject:African Americans; Andrews, Hardin; Assault and battery; Badean; Donovan; Greeley, Dr.; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Hooper; Life in New-York.; Manning; Mapother, Dillon; Mattice; Mearson; Moses; Ward; Wyhe
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Baltimore, [Maryland]; New Orleans, [Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street; Duane 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.