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There for an hour or so;   heard a  Temperance  discourse
very intemperately set forth by a stout one-legged man.   Also
a young one with yellow hair sang two appropriate ditties to
nigger tunes.     Returning Met Rothschild. Afternoon reading and dozing.
Evening, on the door steps, projecting a walk to Holts, when An-
drews comes up.   With him to English tavern in Walker Street,
where, after a little space cynical Martin arrived.   Out toget-
her to a certain saloon in Elizabeth Street.   A large room,
some hundreds of men and women present, (many Germans with
their fraus and frauleins,) concert balcony, and comic-songs  
quite continental.    There half an hour, then left, and I par-
led with Andrews at his own door.      Walked on to Duane
Street, and finding Mr Hart and Mapother in bed returned
and did that same myself.
  23. Monday.  Writing during the morning.    After dinner went to 
Orrs for block.     Calls at Bobbett and Edmonds, Bookhart &c then to Butlers,
and after half an hour walked back with Brown.  He hath already more than 
one anticipatory chere amie in track; and has completely got over the braking
off.  Men love often just for the pleasure of indulging in the passion, not that
the object is loved.    His temperament is one inadmissable of lasting sorrow.
Evening to Duane Street, Baudoin accompanying me.   In the
small spitting room with Mr Hart, Mapother, the two Evans &c (who
depart for Phila tomorrow,) travelles Butler &c	A bit of a walk,
and Baudoin complaining of a malady in the stomach leaves.      The
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and sixty-nine
Description:Comments on how Charles Brown seems to have gotten over his engagement with Annie Ward.
Date:1850-09-22
Subject:Andrews, Hardin; Bars (Drinking establishments); Baudoin; Bookhart; Books and reading; Butler, Warren; Concerts; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Evans, Arthur; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Mapother, Dillon; Martin; Orr; Rothschild; Temperance
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Phila[delphia, Pennsylvania]
Coverage (Street):Walker Street; Elizabeth 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.