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Doepler there.     Walked home with Brown.      Writing all the
  17. Tuesday. Finished letter to Boutcher, and then out at
11.  A call at the Day-book Office; seeing Foster, then returning, 
calling in at Fox s of the Arbour, about making a drawing of him for
publication.     Returned with naught to do.  Reading in the afternoon,
writing at night,  and now am going to bed, at this present.
  18. Wednesday.  To Mott Street, about an advertisement for a 
person to go to the South American coast as partner in exhibition &c.
Wouldn t do.  Met Brown in Chatham Street, and walked up to Nassau
together.       Called in at Laurie s, then back.   Rest of the day in
doors and dull enough.    Brown this evening, as appointed has his last
evening with his lost Annie.  It s ended now, all his pleading in vain,
(she has listened to friendly comments on his past escapes, besides the main
point.)       She did not love him, I think, or would she have analysed
and sought other judgments than her own; yet for all that she is a pure
hearted creature, [words crossed out]. [words crossed out]. Yet better thus
than wed and this afterwards.        How hatefully true is the adage of the
result of Familiarity?      I can now see Browns fault s;   egotism the
mainspring of them.  He talks of wedding for money now   (he will not
do it, but should he think it.)     Still I like him.  More perchance
than he does me, for he seeketh not to sympathize with my anxieties.
  Well   God mend all. My egotism, too, for I ve no small share of it.
  19. Thursday.  To N Orrs, to Richardsons (Engraver,) to
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and sixty-seven
Description:Discusses the end of Charles Brown's courtship of Annie Ward.
Subject:Books and reading; Boutcher, William; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Doepler; Foster, George G.; Fox; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Laurie, Dr.; Orr, Nick; Richardson (engraver); Ward, Annie; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Mott Street; Chatham Street; Nassau 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.