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pateth his recovery.   Charley hath been in close attendance on him for the
last two days, nor has he been here since then.   I   conclude to go to
Byron  with Homer Hall, and now sit, all along, having drawn  some 
at 1 o clock scoring up Diary that the morrow may be employed in making
ready.  To see Niagara, that I have so longed for, and so unexpectedly.
I can t resist it, and may never have such a chance again.
      Among other things much wrong in thought have I done William
Barth.  His heart is not corrupt, his affections intact, and if during
the strange reckless life he has lead for so long sensual indulgences have
been the only ones available is it so strange that he should grasp them?
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[words crossed out] 					I feel somewhat of the old
warm boy feeling of friendship for him, much more ^|than somewhat| much more   now.
  27. Monday.  Drawing all the morning.  Mr Hart called.  Afternoon down
town, meeting Mr Royal outside the door, on issuing forth, who walked with me.
To Andersons, to Genins, then to Mr Alcocks, where I saw Joe, Mr Greatbatch
and their boss, and obtained promise of Joe s carpet bag for the evening.  Parted with
Mr Royal at foot of Canal.  Remained in doors during the rest of the day. Mr 
Hart, Dillon and Joe calling.   Trip deferred.
  28. Tuesday. Down town leaving note at Genins.  Rest of the day at home.
Drawing during the evening.   Wrote a letter to George Bolton.
  29. Wednesday. Drawing all day.  Mr Hart called in the morning. Homer
Hall off for the country, giveth me address, and relyeth on seeing me there when I
will   he himself intendeth travelling other were, at present.  Hall the elder brother
has a Chinese servant in the house, slim young fellow, dark complexion, hair-twisted
into a knot on his head.
  30. Thursday.  Drawing during the morning.  In the afternoon to Genins
Then, intent on hunting up old Collinson crossed to Jersey City, called on his whilome
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Two: page forty-three
Description:Gives his thoughts on William Barth and mentions that his trip to Niagara Falls with Homer Hall has been deferred.
Subject:Alcock; Anderson; Atchien; Barth, William; Bolton, George; Chinese; Collinson, Bill; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Drawing; Genin; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall, Haydon; Hall, Homer; Hart; Mapother, Dillon; Royal, Frank; Travel
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Byron, [New York]; Niagara, [New York]; Jersey City, [New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):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.