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he anticipated having to come back again.	At about 1/2 past 9
or so Joe and I went over. The  Philadelphia  gone   another
vessel in its place.	/	Well   George is gone
and I m sorry for it! I shall be some ten times lonelyer. For
as to Joe his good-feeling don t make amends for his solemn pomposity
and dogmatic commonplace. [words crossed out]
[sentence crossed out] 		Of George,
somehow I do fear there s an under-current of Boltonian-selfishness in
him, but he strives well, loves books, and has nine-tenths good
about him. I had thought that the illness of Conworth s sister might 
have been an inducement for return, but  it appears  (as Joe would say)
that  tis not Sarah but her younger sister;   therefore George s in-
difference as to the news he gave me a bit back, is accounted for. / I m
not disinclined to think, as George himself thinks,   that he ll be
back again   though not under some years time.	Meantime   
 The World s mine Oyster! 
/  After a walk and lounge on the Battery, back to Jersey.
Evening, the boys ran in for a visit, and accompanied us to the
Ferry.	    A stroll up Chatham Street &c.	Broadway.
Entered the Mechanic s Hall and heard the latter part of a sermon.
A Baptist preacher, and the man in earnest in what he said.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page twenty-four
Description:Discusses George Bolton's departure from New York to England, and his missed opportunity of saying goodbye to him.
Date:1849-09-09
Subject:Bolton, George; Conworth, Sarah (Bolton); Conworth, Miss; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Religion
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Jersey [City, New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Chatham Street
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.