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with divers flags flying.	Mob crowding, and when the President
landed, in a very savage manner.	An old man, locked arm in
arm with two gentlemen on each side, each endeavour to keep themselves &
companion from being jostled no where.  Three cheers for the Hero of
Buena Vista, lads    hoorah !   hooroar!  Most sweet voices.   Take off
your hat Gineral! 	He did it, exposing long grey hair, an anxious
wearied visage, having in every line of it  I wish I was out of this.  At
length they let him enter the railway station.	/	New York.
To  The Clarien  Office, a new paper.	To Appletons   and got   12 dollars!
  12 dollars for some four or five weeks work. Well   disgust prevents detail.
 If he s not damned the devil will want shepherds! 	  To Robert Roberts.
To Era Office. Then a walk up Broadway, then to Jersey and dinner.
Evening with George an Joe to Harsinius ; for the purpose of the farmer s
saying  Good bye. 	An hour there, then back.
  8. Saturday. With George to Pier No 5, and aboard the  Philadel-
phia.  New vessel, the forthcoming being her first voyage ;   therefore 
George has the incitement of additional danger.	After talk with an
 Agent,  (George pays 10 dollars,) went off. Met Joe, and all three
walked hither and thither while George was purchasing provant. To
dinner, then again to the vessel.	Afternoon spent sitting aboard in the
sunlight, eating peaches  walking about &c, then back to Jersey. In
the Evening all three over again. Found only a Watchman aboard,
who stated the Vessel would clear out on the following morning at 8.
  9. Saturday. George up about 6, and off, with out good bye, as
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page twenty-three
Description:Describes his last day spent with George before George's departure.
Date:1849-09-07
Subject:Appleton; Bolton, George; Food; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Roberts, Robert; Taylor, Zachary
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Jersey [City, New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
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.