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the Office of Holden s dollar Magazine &c.   Rest of the day in doors
blue devilled and scribbling.	   Baudoin finds New York  dull  and so
it is.
  20. Friday.  To the Office of Holden s Dollar Magazine, having
an interview with Fowler the Editor.     Then, meeting Foster, with him
to Dewitts and Davenport; talk of a new local work with them.
He left, and I talk about the title to Ned Buntline s  Ghals. 
Settled about it.    Called in at Butlers, then to the Life Office.
Then return.     Evening Mapother called, he and Mr Hart
having yesterday returned to New York.     To Duane Street with
him, and with Mr Royal, Joe & Mr Hart, all out together.
A cigar at the old pier, then to the Shades, welch rarebits
and ale &c         Left about 10.
  21. Saturday.   Drawing all the morning.   Afternoon to Orrs,
with drawing.    Then to Duane Street, and with Mr Hart,
Dillon, and Butler (the travelled Irishman)  over to Jersey,
and aboard the  Asia,  snail steamer.      Poking about mid
the ponderous machinery, in the cabins, and scanning the paint-
ings &c for an hour or so. Then, leaving Mr Hart at
some Office, walked on. I made a call at Ben Haun s,
 porter-house,  finding him  fixing up.       A ramble together
with the others, during which I met printer John Rankin.
Return, and writing during the evening.
  22. Sunday.      Walk down Broadway, to the Battery.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and sixty-eight
Description:Mentions his work and a visit aboard the ''Asia'' steamer.
Subject:Asia (Ship); Baudoin; Buntline, Ned; Butler; Butler, Warren; Foster, George G.; Fowler; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Haun, Ben; Mapother, Dillon; Orr; Publishers and publishing; Rankin, John; Royal, Frank
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Jersey [City, New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Duane Street; Broadway
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.