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drunk, came out and  lammed  him; and forthwith all spectators 
were expelled.       Mob outside round the carriages. Too crowded to see
much of Jenny, as they drove off.
  12. Thursday.  To Corbyn s, then to Foster.  Drawing appeared
in yesterdays  day-book.    Paid me part, and gave me a note to N Orr,
the brother of him of Nassau Street.  Went there, shewed drawings, got a
drawing to re-make for title to the  G hals of New York  by the redoubtable Ned
Buntline.   Then return.   Baudoin an inmate of 177 Canal, now  
Evening drawing; Brown goeth out and hath an interview with the frail,
fair one, at her residence.    Of her, he cannot help thinking that some Will
Barnes preceded the conquest of  Tom Jones, inasmuch as she surrendered sans
resistance &c, therefore he cannot yield to the idea of wedding her.   Also
he entertaineth yet hopes of Annie.     Well  time the old Justice who
tries all such offenders  will shew.
  13. Friday.  To Fosters; got paid the remaining $2, and instructions
to make another drawing.  Called in at the Atlas, and  Life  Office.  Saw
Mattice and Van Fleet.    The former called in the afternoon, and paid $2
of the 7 owing.     Drawing all the afternoon and evening.   Baudoin and Brown
fumigating during the early part of it.    Joe called, stayed an hour or so.
At work till 11.
  14. Saturday. Finishing drawing, took it to Foster, and left it.
Calling at Holts, ascertained that Mr Hart and Mapother were off for
a weeks visit to Philadelphia and Baltimore.       Drawing all the after
noon, title for  the G hals of New York.    Evening reading, and
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and sixty-five
Description:Comments on his work and Charles Brown's indecision about whether or not to marry the girl he seduced.
Subject:Baudoin; Buntline, Ned; Corbyn, Wardle; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Drawing; Foster, George G.; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Lind, Jenny; Mapother, Dillon; Mattice; Orr, Nick; Rabineau, Charley; Van Fleet; Ward, Annie; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]; Baltimore, [Maryland]
Coverage (Street):Nassau Street; 177 Canal Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07


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.