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landrdy round among the Engravers and publishers. No success.
Evening a walk with George and Wing.
  4. Tuesday. Wrote a note for Benjamin F Walker   the 
individual who applied some month s back to learn architectural
drawing   telling him I d teach him for half a dollar a lesson.
Left it at his residence. Also went to Nilis  the little Frenchman
in Twelfth Street. Rode home.	Evening to New York with 
George, after a melancholy walk about Jersey. Chill, dark night,
and mourful among the trees.		At a book auction, Broadway,
where George bought Crabbe.    He has taken a berth in the  Philadelphia. 
  {5. Wednesday.   Reading, idling, matagrabolizing. Two intensely
  6. Thursday.}   miserable days. All my rounds done in New York;
  all in fact done that could be, and no starting for Quakerdom, as George goes
on Saturday, and I must see him off. Rain incessant. Musquitoes to the
body, melancholy to the mind.	Thoughts of dragooning and 155 Greenwich
Street   Shall I come to that.	/   A wet walk on Thursday evening with 
George to the deserted pork store, and with him while purchasing lamps
and provant.
  7. Friday.   Going to the Ferry with George, there met Ben Haun,
who gave us the news that  Gineral Taylor  was about to cross in half
an hour.   So, desirous of having a peep at  Old Zac  we bided
the time.    Guns fired off from opposite side, the [Aresseth?] nearing
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page twenty-two
Description:Mentions a potential student who wishes to learn architectural drawing, witnessing the launching of the ship ''General Taylor,'' and his melancholy disposition as George's departure date approaches.
Subject:Architectural drawing; Bolton, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haun, Ben; Nilis; Publishers and publishing; Taylor, Zachary; Walker, Benjamin F.; Wing, Jabez
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Jersey [City, New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Twelfth Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One
Description:Details Gunn's first year living in the United States, including his experiences with boarding house living in Jersey City and New York City, looking for work as an artist and a writer, publishing his first book ""Mose Among the Britishers"" and brief visits to Philadelphia and Boston.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Jersey City, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts
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-two 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.