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fumigation, imbibation of whiskey and water et cetera till eleven.
Then, leaving Mr Hart and Dillon at the Duane Street door, walked
home meditatively.    To-morrow they go to Dover.
  7. Monday.   Drawing all the morning. Scene at a Mock
Auction.    In the afternoon to Corbyns. Got the $2 for the little
drawings.  Then called at the Eagle, Greenwich, whereat Waud & his
friend stop; and they not being within, returned to Canal.     Writing.
Waud called, but after half an hour left.     Writing on during the
evening till 11.
  8. Tuesday.   Just going out when Waud called, therefore he ac-
companyed me.   To Nassau Street; the  Sun  Office, where he inserted an
advertisement; to the Post Office, where I posted letter for home; then left him
at the Atlas Office.     Called there and saw the tri-editorial Cerberean
cubs there officiating, Ropes, Herrak and big dog of Arkansas.    Then up
stairs to Life Office, Van Fleet & Ward.     Then to Boyd, found that he
had altogether mistaken the drawing affair, for the which he apologized.  Then
to the Office of the  Sunday Mercury , whereat I must call again.  Then to the
Buntlinean Office, then, it being 1 back to Canal.   Loafing during afternoon.
Evening after a neutral toss-up went to the Broadway to see Miss Cushman
play Rosalind in  As you like it,  from which I am just returned.     The
piece clipped and altered as is wont with harlotry players now a days.
For instance the musings of Jacques on the stricken deer was placed
in his own mouth, spoken to the Duke and company   a monstrous ab-
surdity.     Miss Cushman played prettily in some scenes; albeit as a
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and seventy-nine
Description:Mentions his work and going to see a production of ''As you like it.''
Date:1850-10-06
Subject:Actors; Boyd; Buntline, Ned; Corbyn, Wardle; Cushman, Pauline; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Herrak; Mapother, Dillon; Ropes; Theater; Van Fleet; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Dover, [New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Duane Street; Canal Street; Nassau 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.