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and walk we reembarked.       Exquisite evening.  Thoughts of Herne
Bay, the [unclear word], bathing and new-novel reading in times byegone.
Mr Hart and the rest get out at Pier 3, I go on to Watts Street,
where we arrived at about 8. 	       Supper, then a walk calling
on the Greatbatches.  Mary Ann had been unwell.
  2. Friday. Writing letters to Wing and Bridgens.   Afternoon with
them to the Post Office, calling on  Lager  Ben by the way.   Strolled
down to the Battery where I found a crowd assembled to witness the
arrival of General Paez, Venezuelan patriot, and fellow to Bolwar.
After some waiting he, with escort, issued from Castle Garden, through the
Battery and up Broadway.   A frank, soldier looking old man, about 
sixty, on horseback, and in private dress.         Accompanied the crowd
to the Astor House, then turned off into quieter streets.       Evening,
with Mr Hart, Mapother and Martin to the old dock again. On
our return to the Holtein street door saw Joe.
  3. Saturday.  Making drawing of the Brooklyn fire, to send to J B
Hall, during the morning.     Called at Badean s and talk with his bro-
ther.  Evening, with Mr Hart, Mapother and Joe to the pier, then sub-
sequently to the  Grapes , Chamber Street.
  4. Sunday.  Household Words  and top of Rabineau s bath during the
forenoon, in company with Joe.      In-doors during the afternoon. Evening
with Hart, Mapother and Joe and Royal to the Dock.  Afterwards a
stroll about Broadway, a gossip with the Holtein boarders at the hostel;
then a julep with Royal at the Partridge.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and forty-nine
Description:Describes the arrival of General Paez of Venezuela in New York.
Date:1850-08-01
Subject:Badean; Bridgens; Castle Garden (New York, N.Y.); Drawing; Greatbatch, Joe; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall, J.B.; Hart; Mapother, Dillon; Martin; Paez, Jose Antonio; Royal, Frank; Wing, Jabez
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Watts Street; Broadway; Chamber 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.