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fumigation.   And Brown, at great length descanteth of his wooing; nar-
rating divers anecdotes of his lady-love. [words crossed out]
[words crossed out].    /      Annie, why do you wear
a black bonnet for?   Charley (very gravely and tenderly)   you should not
ask such questions, but since you have asked I ll tell you. This bonnet
was originally of another color, but it has been dyed!        Now there s not
one girl in a thousand who d say such a thing as that.      Again  She actually
had the cheek to tell me  If you had called this afternoon you would have found me
busy whitewashing.      He ll be very happy with her, I doubt not, and am
sure she deserves it.
  17. Saturday. To Duane Street; then to Atlas Office, and got the 
$5 for drawing. Then to  Life Office  to Badean, to Kirsteins   In
the afternoon to an advertising Architect.  Man with big feet, and Irish at
that, with an accent, and in a perfectly wild state.  Terms wouldnt
do.  To Badeans &   got paid! Eureka!         Called in at
Butlers, and walked partly the way back with Brown.        Evening
Joe called; out with him to Duane Street.  Walk with Hart &
Mapother.  Subsequently with the two latter looked in at the Partridge,
where Royal and Edwards were imbibing.
  18. Sunday.  Called at Clarkson Street.  Mary Ann very sick, and
has been so for some weeks.  Then to Duane, then back to dinner.
Reading Carlyle in the afternoon.        Evening, a Battery and Rabineau
lounge with Hunter and Mapother.  Bet with the latter.      Mr Hart
off for Philadelphia for a day.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and fifty-four
Description:Comments on Charles Brown's courtship of Annie Ward.
Date:1850-08-16
Subject:Badean; Books and reading; Butler, Warren; Clothing and dress; Edwards; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Greatbatch, Joe; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Kirstein, Ben; Mapother, Dillon; Royal, Frank; Ward, Annie; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]
Coverage (Street):Duane Street; Clarkson Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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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.