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	The waves were dancing all tumultuously
	Unto the piping of the wild west wind,
	Which a fresh welcome blew upon my face
	As chin on palm, and arm on knee depending,
	I gazed out, where o er the watery way,
	The Sun had sunk.  On the horizon s verge
	Were bars of glorious, awful, blood-red light
	Piled one above another, checquering
	A sky of molten gold.  And up, above
	Strange shaped clouds all of a violet hue
	Most beautiful  
Made a call at Mr Greatbatch s subsequently.
  9. Monday. At work on wood, the drawing for Foster.  Finishing
at about 3, out with it.   (An acquaintance of Jabez Wing s calleth at noon
and stateth that he himself may arrive thither shortly.)        To Corbyn s.
Then to Day Book Office. Foster not there. A call at Duane Street.    Then
to Spruce Street, Brown s & Butlers.    There for half an hour, then walked
home together.   Drawing in the Evening till 11.
  10. Tuesday.  To Pictons, to the Day Book Office &c successless and
blue devilled.  Left-block at the latter.   Saw Corbyn, bade me call
again on Thursday.         Afternoon, Hunter calls, telling me he goes to
Mobile on the morrow.      After a smoke, I went out with him.   A
walk up the sixth Avenue.     Called on an auld Scotsman, like
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and sixty-three
Description:Includes a poem describing a sunset.
Date:1850-09-08
Subject:Corbyn, Wardle; Foster, George G.; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hunter; Poetry; Wing, Jabez
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.