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him a native of Arbroath, & family.     Parted with him at
Canal Street.     Brown in company and fumigation with a newly
arrived French Engraver, one Baudoin.  I leaning out of window
with a distracting head ache.
  11. Wednesday.  Off to William Street, in reply to advertisement for a 
clerk  to go South .  Supplied already.   Then a melancholic walk to the
Battery, where I saw the Asia arrive, from the top of the Bath.   Then
to Nassau and Day-book Office, saw Foster.      Then to the new place of
business of the  Life  Office.     Then a call at Duane Street.    Mapother, Mr
and Mrs Richardson in the Atelier, talk and eating of peaches &c.   Evening
Baudoin calling, all three sallied out to Castle Garden.   A dense crowd
as  twas Jenny Lind s first Concert night.    Brake through the crowd,
[words crossed out] 				  and after waiting some
time at the closed door of Rabineaus effected an entrance.  Inside, and on the
baths;   an amusing sight. A perfect fleet of boats surrounding the building,
all intent of hearing Jenny sans payment.   Devil a note did we hear   
walls too thick.        The concert over, we, in conjunction with others, gazing
through the palisades, witnessing the departure of the audience. Some handsome
women among them.   A good sight should we have had of Jenny herself but
for a ludicrous circumstance.   There was a boy-man beside us, a perfect
fiend, and during the whole time of the passing of the audience he kept up 
a continual demoniacal chaunt, mingled with howlings and halloed remarks
on the appearance of the gentry.  Now he happening to, unfortunately comment
on the appearance of the elder Rabineau.   Charley  Rabineau, who was partly
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and sixty-four
Description:Describes going to Rabineau's with the intent of hearing Jenny Lind sing at Castle Garden, but the walls were too thick.
Date:1850-09-10
Subject:Baudoin; Castle Garden (New York, N.Y.); Concerts; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Drunkenness; Foster, George G.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lind, Jenny; Mapother, Dillon; Rabineau, Charley; Rabineau's (New York, N.Y.); Richardson; Richardson, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Arbroath, [Scotland]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street; William Street; Nassau Street; Duane 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.