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October. 1850.
9. Wednesday.  Writing an article with intent to take it to Fowler of Holden s
Dollar Magazine, till Evening.  Waud called after supper.  Together to the
Art Union Exhibition for an hour or so.     Waud s Henry Hudson - acquaintance
Bellinger started for Illinois.  He himself designeth to take employ as gilder on
the morrow.
  10. Thursday.  Writing all day.  Letters from Barth, and from Mr Hart.
Evening, to Duane Street.  Butler,  Smith O Brien   Fogarty and Mc
Masters present.  Got letters for Mr. Hart from sniffling termagaunt, and then
Mr. Royal entering, departed with him.  His wife and family this day arrived.
Left him on Hudson and called at Mr. Greatbatch s, finding Joe there. Mary
Anne s birthday. 	On returning found Waud awaiting me.
  11. Friday. Finished article.  To the Post Office with letters and papers.
To Wall Street, to the Office of Holden s Dollar Magazine, to the  Life  Of-
fice, to Beekman Street where I saw Waud and lent him $4, to Corbyn s;
then back.  Met old Greeley who told me Andrews hath not gone south.  After-
noon found out Herr Kist s domicile, and delivered Mr. Hart s letter to him
seeing the boy Valentine; then to Butler and Browns, and walked home
with the latter.  Evening in-doors, talk, Shakspere s readings and fumi-
gation. Debate of the  Metaphysics of Passion 
  12. Saturday.  Out making calls during the morning, sans success.  To
Picayune Office, Era Office, Ned Buntlinean Office, Nick Orr s &c.  Finally
expended $1,75/100 with the sons of Beach for advertisement-inserting throughout the
forthcoming week.  Back to Canal.  Wrote letter to Mr Hart, read. Waud
called and stayed the greater part of the evening. Repaid the $4.
  13. Sunday. Strolled to Beekman Street and passed an hour or so with Waud.
Afternoon reading, somewhat annoyed for brief space by a certain Mr Daniels, an
acquaintance of Brown s, the latter leaving him to bore me.  Infidelical cur.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Two: page five
Description:Discusses visits with various friends.
Subject:Andrews, Hardin; Barth, William; Bellinger; Books and reading; Buntline, Ned; Butler, Warren; Corbyn, Wardle; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Daniels; Fogarty; Fowler; Greatbatch, Joe; Greatbatch, Joseph; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Greeley, Dr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Kist; McMasters; Orr, Nick; O'Brien, Smith; Royal, Frank; Valentine; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beekman Street; Canal Street; Duane Street; Wall Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Two
Description:Includes descriptions of Gunn's attempts to find drawing work among New York publishers, brief employment in an architectural office, visits to his soldier friend William Barth on Governors Island, boarding house living, drawing at actor Edwin Forrest's home at Fonthill Castle, and sailing and walking trips taken with friends.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Publishers and publishing; Religion; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
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-one 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.