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writing leader for next week &c.       Returning up Broadway, when passing
Anthony heard a shout, and looking round saw young Louis David,
of Philadelphia Dock Street.  He fixing up a liquor saloon on his own
hook having had some disagreement with his father.     /        Remained
in-doors all the rest of the day, all the evening being engaged in
turning over my books for the delectatation of Mr Brown.
  28  Sunday.  Did not go out till evening: chiefly occupied in
reading Robertsons History of the Discovery of America. 	Then to Duane
Street, and with Hart, Royal, Hunter and Joe to the Battery &
Rabineaus.  There for a couple of hours, then a brandy-smash at
Sherwoods, then severation from them at their door.  A glorious
storm at night, drenching rain, thunder and lightning almost every
twenty seconds interval.
  29. Monday.  Office both morn and afternoon editorializing.  Evening
to Duane Street, and with Hart, Mapother, Joe and Martin to
the Chamber Street North River-pier, there mounting on the big piles
sate gazing at the lightnings playing over little Jersey, at the count-
less stars studding the canopy above; and getting a little ventilation
for our reeking selves.                 Pheu!  curse the mosquito-bites.
  30. Tuesday.  Life  Office all the morning.   Called at the  Atlas 
Office and saw Southworth.	  /          Mattice not visible during the morning.
Afternoon reading &c.     At night to Duane Street, and with Hart,
Martin and Mapother to Chamber Street pier.       Seated on pile with
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and forty-six
Description:Mentions working, reading, and witnessing a storm.
Subject:Bars (Drinking establishments); Books and reading; Boardinghouses; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); David, Louis; David, Mr.; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Hunter; Life in New-York.; Mapother, Dillon; Martin; Mattice; Royal, Frank; Southworth; Thunderstorms
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Jersey [City, New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Chamber 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.