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is still staying.  Young Fred Anderson also called wishing me to work
at the Office on the morrow.		Evening entertaining Mapother, brandy
&c.
  24  Sunday. Long walk with Alf up to 35 street along the river
side, healthy, breezy, glorious morning, happiness and exhilaration.
Fire in stove for the first time on return.  Butler and his child
Joline came, and Mapother.  I at work, the rest imbibing.  In
the evening alone with Alf, (God bless him!) till Mr Greatbatch
and Fred came, and remained the evening.  And now  tis past
midnight, I have finished the drawing for Charley, who has
just returned from up-town and his lady-love, and is fumigating and
conversing with Alf.	   I have just scored up last week, omitting a
thousand and one things which I am unwilling to love, but have no jot
of time to put down.  A busy time is it, and a weary one.
  25. Monday. Work at the Office on the perspective. Charley called,
apropos of a printing job for Anderson. He out all day, almost.
Evening with Charley and Alf to Butlers. Butler, his wife, mother
and wife there; snug room with fireplace, not stove. Looking over
prints, imbibing brandy and water, fumigating, talking of books, of
nationality, of Englishmen, of Yankees and Patlanders. The latter much
vilified, spite of my antagonstic declamation. Natheless I exposed the cant 
and injustice of it.  Songs singing, and at about mignight we left.
Charley singing at, at most pitch of his voice
			 Marlbrook se vat-en guerre
				Mironton, mironton mirontaine 
Alf upsetting every tub and dust barrel on the side walks, and shout
ing.  Pulled down big tin sign nigh to domicile, then to bed
  26. Tuesday. Office all day and again at night till 10.  Charley
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Two: page fifteen
Description:Discusses visiting Warren Butler and his family with Charles Brown and Alfred Waud.
Date:1850-11-23
Subject:Anderson; Anderson, Fred; Books and reading; Butler, Joline; Butler, Mrs.; Butler, Warren; Butler, Warren, Mrs.; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Irish; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Mapother, Dillon; Songs; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):35th 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.