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28. Saturday.   Duane Street all the morning.    Mr Rich-
ardson removing therefrom.   Afternoon Mapother called and with
him joined Mr Hart & Butler at the pier on the end of the street
where accident and loss of life had just attended the  Pacific    then
to Duane Street and perspective. Evening in doors with Brown.
  29. Monday.    With Brown to the Church he attends, on
one of the avenues.  Little Early English edifice, stained glass at
the ends, open woodwork roof and partly Puseyitish ceremonies.
Sermon ordinary enough.   After a long walk returned, a plea-
sant fresh, sunny, cold day.       Fred and Edward called with
a letter from Mary Bennett at Chacombe.   O happy Chacombe
May God bless the kind hearts there!       Joe called in the eve-
ning ; and together we went to Duane Street.  After half an hour
out with Mr Hart and Royal.  Leaving the latter at
the Chapel, we three strolled up the length of Broadway   chilly enow.
Winters breath perceptibly.   Afterwards at the Shade for an hour or 
  30. Monday. To Duane Street by 8, drawing.  Left at 11,
and to Nassau Street.    A few unsuccessful calls, at the Post Office,
then returned at 1 to Canal.           Evening being requested thereto by
Brown, with him to the Office, where in company with Butler
we remained until past 11,  arranging a frame of specimens of
printing and engraving for exhibition at Castle Garden. Fumigation
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and seventy-two
Description:Mentions his work and attending church.
Subject:Bennett, Mary; Butler; Butler, Warren; Church buildings; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Mapother, Dillon; Pacific (Ship); Religion; Richardson; Royal, Frank; Sermons
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Chacombe, [England]
Coverage (Street):Duane Street; Broadway; Nassau Street; Canal 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.