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6. Wednesday.  Office all day.  Evening finished Daguerrotype. 
Butler called, and remained the evening.  The Frenchman Baudoin
hath dunned Charley in must ungentlemanly mode. Lent him $5.
  7. Thursday.  Office. Anderson off for Baltimore. Met Laurie on
Broadway.  Letters from Barth, he expecting to be in New York
anon.    Jabez Wing called, at dinner time, he having come on a
day s excursion from Fall River.     Evening scribbling.   Baudoin taketh
not his meals here, to the mystification of Mrs Dob.
  8. Friday.  Office. Call on Corbyn, drawing all night. Mr
Morse called, work to do.  Letters from home. From my mother, 
from Rosa, Naomi and Sam.			My father I think
thinks that hunger would not be so real a thing when it occurred three
thousand miles away from him.  A bitter thing to think, but it is the
truth, though a son writes it.  Well is it I have employ.	My
dear Sister Naomi has had seven pleasant weeks in the country   well,
she will be loved go where she will.  And Rosa writes most kindly  
may God bless both of them, and keep me from needing my fathers coin. I
must feel this, and think of it, and for long, too.		Mr Johns
called in the evening.  He has been in West Chester &c.  Wet, wet day.
  9. Saturday. Office.  Call on Mr Morse,   work anon.   Evening,
a letter from Mapother.  Went to Butler and Brown s at leaving Office
and therefrom walked to Canal with Charley and Waud, who hath 
all day during the week tenanted our room, save at night. Punch
and talk during the evening.  Writing Mr Royal s article.
  10. Sunday.  Finished Mr Royals article. (Had a letter arrive
from Boutcher on Friday last)   A bit of a walk with Waud previous
to dinner.  Drawing during the sunny cold afternoon, and at
night a walk.  To Holts, where I saw Martin and Fogarty,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Two: page twelve
Description:Mentions receiving letters from home, and hopes he will not have to ask his father for money.
Date:1850-11-06
Subject:Anderson; Barth, William; Baudoin; Boardinghouses; Boutcher, William; Brown, Charley; Butler, Warren; Corbyn, Wardle; Dobson, Mrs.; Fogarty; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Johns; Laurie, Dr.; Mapother, Dillon; Martin; Morse; Royal, Frank; Waud, Alfred; Wing, Jabez
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Baltimore, [Maryland]; Fall River, [Massachusetts]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Canal Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
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.