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and learnt that Butler was off for Chagres, and thence to California.
Then to the Battery, ramble and talk neath the myriad stars, and
anon a walk up Broadway back, to score up events of last day or two,
and hear the clock strike twelve, and then to bed, as I soon will be.
Charley all day away with his Lotty, Waud abed in next room, and
I tired, and wearily prepared for Monday morning and the working day
world.   Oh to find a dear girl in my arms now, and feel her heart
beat with love for me. Ah Mary!
  11. Monday. Office. Mr Anderson still at Baltimore. Evening
making drawing for  Era  as near as I can call to mind at present.
  12. Tuesday. Office. Mr A back. Evening drawing a block.
Charley and Waud present. Up till 12.
  13. Left Charley at corner of Canal and Broadway, he
about to proceed to the consummation of his brother George s marriage, and
after rushing to Fowlers Buildings, and leaving the block there, in the
hands of Butler to the Office.   Evening. Busy somehow, I recollect, not
what. Yes! Twas polishing, and blacking the stove in company
with Waud, till 11 or more. Ale intermittent.
  14. Thursday. Office. Call at  Era  at dinner time. Evening
at home. Charley and Waud. Splenetic and matagrabolized.
  15. Friday. Office.  Made call on Morse, more than once during
the week. Finally agreed to go there during the evening.  Left block
for Era before going to Office.  Evening to Nassau Street, and as 
agreed, opened the door with a wire picklock, and there sate working
till 12 in the great three house, deserted building, at Cyrography.
Waud come about 10, and we walked back together.
  16. Saturday. Working like a fiend all day.  Mr Andersons
anecdotes. Called at Era Office after dinner.  Tossing for brandy
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Two: page thirteen
Description:Discusses his work for Anderson and others.
Date:1850-11-10
Subject:Anderson; Architectural drawing; Bilton, Mary; Brown, George; Butler; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Morse; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Baltimore, [Maryland]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Canal Street; Nassau 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.