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 Sandy ,   one of our fellow boarders for a sail. The boy aboard,
apprentice to the  Boss , a Warwickian, and but six months out of
old England.	The sea wondrously phosphorent.
  21. Tuesday. In the afternoon to New York, with three blocks,
which I left at hand Appleton s.	Then made a call on Baker
in Nassau Street.	Mr. Morse very ill, sorry for it for his sake
full as much as mine, he was a good fellow.	   Called at Bob-
bett and Edmonds.	Then finding out Beaver Street, left my
address at Barber and Botchard s for the benefit of Heylyn, who is
to be in New York every day to receive  400 at their hands.	In
the Evening a shilling s worth of luxury in the shape of a bathe with 
George and Joe.	Whist and James   Laurel Water  on my
return.
  22. Wednesday. To New York to post letters for England. A
lounge on the Battery, then to Jersey.     Witnessed the departure of
the steamer  America  for Liverpool. A happy vessel,   but 
 two short weeks,  and   England.!
  {23. Thursday.   Hard at work drawing each day. A walk in
  24 Friday.   the Evenings, generally. Very much blue devilled
  25. Saturday.}   and mosquito-bitten.     By the mass, ne er a
Kings son in Christendom could be better bitten than I, since the first
cock!  No sleep a nights.	George and Joe determine to aban-
done the selling of swine s flesh next week. George will return
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page eighteen
Description:States that he witnessed the steamer ''America'' leave for Liverpool. Mentions that George and Joe will stop selling pork, and George will return to England.
Date:1849-08-20
Subject:Appleton; Baker; Barber and Botchards (New York, N.Y.); Bolton, George; Books and reading; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heylyn, Edward; Morse; Sandy
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Jersey [City, New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Nassau Street; Beaver 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.