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latter.   Evening, after a somewhat sombre reflective but healthy talking-to
with Barth, the three of us went to Chapins.   A crowded church. I
had a seat in the pulpit stairs.   Mr Hart and Dillon there. The Sermon
are expressy in advance of the movement for the earlier dosing of stores and
merchant s offices. A good course, and not unworthy of the man, affording
scope for healthy truths, though not a grand subject, or a wide one.      The
service and sermon over, all five walk down Broadway, and take a
quiet stroll on the Battery .     Parting with Mr Hart and Dillon at
the Ferry, we walk to Canal.   A general oyster stew and glass, then
to our rooms and bed.       Charley returned half an hour ere this con-
summation.  His brother Albert has the small pox.      Lotty  hath
been very sick this past week but is convalescent.  So mote it be. Sorry
should I be to think of her bright smile dimmed by sickness.
           Of Barth I have passed harsh judgment. He hath a kind heart
and a generous nature.   Let me think well of him, yet.   Let no
manifestation of goodwill unto me pass unregarded, or be taken as a 
right, Martin Chuzzlewit-fashion.
  13. Monday.   Down town. At Park Place, at Genin s, at
the  Era  Office &c.   Met Rascal Hawkins, who telleth that he
projecteth a new paper  The Sunday Tribune .     Drawing from the Art
Journal during the Afternoon, head gear.   Evening, thus present,
doing the same.              A pleasant incident.  Charley bringeth here
a bright red waxen-looking apple done up in paper with ascription
				 To Charley s friend Tom
				from his friend Lottie
						( rather small ) 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Two: page thirty-six
Description:Mentions receiving a gift of an apple from Lotty Kidder.
Subject:Barth, William; Brown, Albert; Chapin, E.H.; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Diseases; Food; Genin; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Hawkins; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Mapother, Dillon; Religion; Sermons; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Canal Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07


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.