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remaining part of the evening ale and politics.
  24.  Tuesday.  At work on the Ned Buntlinean subject all day, till
afternoon, when I rushed out to Duane, for last number issued of Copperfield.
Didn t get it.    Returned there after supper, and after a walk to the 
old pier, at the Shades with Mr Hart, Dillon and Butler.
  25. Wednesday.  Drawing all day.    Evening called in on Andrews
and sate conversing with him for a couple of hours, he being unwell;
cold and sorethroat.    Talk of Texas, of the South and North,
of nationality and lastly of books.     He goes South in a fortnight.
  26. Thursday.   Drawing during the morning.   Afternoon took
the block first to Dewitt and Davenports, then to Orrs.     Got paid
$5, in place of 8, under some paltry pretence of divers alterations
being necessary, ere it could be cut. To the Life Office, where I saw
Mattice; then to Butlers & Brown s.   There half an hour, then 
returned, getting a $3 hat by the way  taking  but so much of the
5 owed by Butler since December last,  in trade.     Evening in-
doors and dull enough.
  27. Friday.  Both morn and afternoon at Duane Street,
subbing up my knowledge of perspective, under Mr Harts superintendence
; projecting re-application to Anderson.      On returning, a letter from
home.  Harry Gunn in California, having sailed from Australia there
to.   And Master Dickon Gume is wedded to a Banbury girl, and
in business, at his trade as a butcher in some American city, though
which one the deponent sayeth not.	   /           Returned to Holts at
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and seventy
Description:Discusses his work and news from home.
Subject:Anderson; Andrews, Hardin; Architectural drawing; Books and reading; Butler; Butler, Warren; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Drawing; Gunn, Dick; Gunn, Harry; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Mapother, Dillon; Mattice; Orr; Publishers and publishing
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Texas; Australia; California
Coverage (Street):Duane 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.