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19. Saturday. Took Waud and a picture of his to Mr Richardson, introducing,
both.  Parted in Broadway, and I made some unsuccessful calls.  Anderson not in.
Return.  Drawing the  Machine  picture till Evening. Waud present. Sent him to Mr
Royal, and had him back with a message that Mr Royal wished to see me.  So at 8
to the Shakspere s head, William Street, there saw him.  A goldbeaters association 
then  on strike .  Mr R anticipated that some address would be drawn up had invited 
my assistance.
Down below in bar room where were unlimited Germans French &c. Mr Edwards & 
came, and I left and returned to Canal.
  20. Sunday. In-doors all day, writing chiefly.  To M and to Cha-
combe.  Waud present all the time. Joe called for a short visit in the morning.
  21. Monday.  Out with Waud. Called unsuccessfully at Andersons,
at Putnams &c, then to the East River, Waud having to visit one aboard
the Hendrick Hudson.  Drawing on the canvass all the afternoon, and evening.
Waud with me all day, and in the evening Brown.  My annoyance of Sun-
day afternoon, Donnell s calling, a scene of highly amusing intellectual roasting took
place, Brown officiating as head cook.  Not a sentence could the unhappy mosaic-
looking  anatomical Draughtsman  utter, but in the gravest, most gentlemanly terms
would Charley lay bare to him the sweepishness of it; while Waud and I roared
in concert.  A little impudent animal he is, but of all the richest taking s down
this I think the most excellent.
  22. Tuesday.  Waud in and out during the forenoon.  Myself drawing, and
in doors all day; sad, heart-wearied and self-accusatory, though perchance un-
justly; but I think not.  I have nothing to do, and but $10 in the world.
  23. Wednesday. Off down town. Met Andrews by the way, who told me he in-
tendeth going South this day.  To the Post Office with letter for M &c. Then to
Upjohns, to Trumble s &c. Met Mr Morse, and had talk with him.  Call at
Anderson s. To the Era Office, and there some time. Talked Picton into a job.
To Wells and Webb for block, then back to Canal. Drawing all the afternoon.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Two: page eight
Description:Discusses his work and ''roasting'' Donnell.
Subject:Anderson; Andrews, Hardin; Bilton, Mary; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Donnell; Drawing; Edwards; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Morse; Picton, Thomas; Publishers and publishing; Putnam; Richardson (engraver); Royal, Frank; Strikes and lockouts; Trumble; Upjohn; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Canal Street; William 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.