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and cigars in the Afternoon.   Wet night.   Call at Nassau St,
and got lamp. Then to Canal.  Brown and Waud.  Drew
on wood for next weeks Era till 12, which is now stroking, 
while I, so dead asleep with fatigue can scarce keep eyes open,
score up last weeks busy time, and anticipate work on the
morrow.  8 in the more till 12 at night is not laziness.
  17  Sunday. Through the ceaseless drizzle of a cheerless morning to
Park place and the Office, where I found Fred Anderson awaiting my
arrival.  Door opened, and shutters unfastened, and a mornings work
with throbbing head, and indigestive interior agonizations. 1 o clock arri-
ving and it is over. A glass of ale together at Sherwoods and I re-
turn to Canal Street, and Alf Waud. Drawing the illustration to
the  Last of the Gibbeways for the Era all the rest of the day.
  18. Monday.  Office as usual.  Nassau Street, with Alf Waud
and Brown for company till nigh upon twelve.  Return home through
the chill night, brandy toddy &c.
  19. Tuesday. Office all day and indigestion. Evening at Morses,
with Charley and Alf.  Mr Morse came while we were there.
  20. Wednesday. Office.  Evening at Nassau Street with Alf till 12.
Finished.
  21. Thursday.  Office.  Joe came in the evening, and a drinking
bout, Butler coming also. Wait go home till morning and Auld
Lang syne. No time to chronicle incidents 
  22. Friday.  Office.   All alone at night writing to my mother  
  23. Saturday.  Office. Anderson out. Boys having cider brandy
&c in the afternoon. On leaving went to Fowlers Building and
out with Butler and Brown.  Job to do. When I get to Canal
found Mapother, having just arrived from Stanhope   where Mr Hart
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Two: page fourteen
Description:Discusses his work and time with friends.
Date:1850-11-16
Subject:Anderson, Fred; Boardinghouses; Butler, Warren; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Mapother, Dillon; Morse; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Stanhope, [New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):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.