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not go out any more that day.      Reading.
  3.  Monday.   Office.     To the Picayune &
Wells and Webb s.     Office.    Writing at night.
Met Underhill of the Tribune, going up town.
  Tomorrow the Presidential Election occurs.
I fancy no greater question has ever rested with
men to decide, for good or ill, than this one  
whether Slavery shall have the Mastery of the
Future   as it has of the Past   or receive a solemn
and stern check.
  I don t believe there s virtue enough in the country
to elect Fremont.    God grant I may be mista-
ken!    Amen!
  4.  Tuesday .     With Levison and Patten
to the polls, to the voters, who had formed a 
queue,   then down town.   A dull, overcast day
resulting in unceasing rain.        To Nassau Street
getting clothing &c, about hither and thither, return-
ing at 2, up town in stage, wet, miry and ill.
Writing to my mother at night.
  5.  Wednesday .   Windy and chill.   To Office
morning and afternoon,  drawing for and with Bel-
lew.        O Brien in once.      Both found him in the
Houston Street  Office  on returning up town, at sun-
set.           A bath, writing and to bed early.      Kelly
called in the morning.     With him to Devlin s.
  {6.  Thursday.       Drawing at Office during the fore
  7.  Friday.}       and afternoon, and at my room
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page one hundred and two
Description:Comments briefly on the 1856 Presidential Election, and his hopes that Fremont will be elected.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Elections; Fremont, John C.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kelly; Levison, William; O'Brien, Fitz James; Patten, Willis; Slavery; Underhill, Ed
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Houston Street; Nassau Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight
Description:Includes descriptions of the process of publishing his book, ''The Physiology of New-York Boarding Houses;'' his poor mental state upon returning to New York from England; meeting Walt Whitman; visits with Fanny Fern, James Parton, and Harriet Jacobs' daughter Louisa who is living with them; a visit to the Catskill Mountains with the Edwards family; moving into the boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street; working on the publication ''European'' with Colonel Hugh Forbes; the death of publisher William Levison and his daughter Ellen in his boarding house; visiting the scene of the murder of a dentist to get a sketch of the suspect; visiting Newport, Rhode Island, on assignment to sketch for Frank Leslie; and the death of his brother-in-law, Joseph Greatbatch.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Medical care; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Newport, Rhode Island
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-one 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.