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ed Long s letter.	Then a long way up Chestnut, calling
wherever I saw a publisher (saving Appletons   brother to the New
York curs.) A stroll about Philadelphia suburbs. A fine and
pleasant city. A more  conservative look about it  than New York
the dirty, reminding me of much of the west end of London under
a finer climate.     Women very well dressed and wear the prettiest
petite, delicious little boots in the world, the smallest conceivable tip
of glazed leather on the toe.	More trees about Philadelphia than 
New York. The city altogether looks more Aristocratic.	Fine 
white-marble buildings, one I well recollected having seen in daguerre-
otype at Mayalls, in London.   About 3 dined, fried oysters and
omelette.   Then to  David s , and in another couple of hours to bed,
being too tired for further rambling.
  12. Wednesday. Up early, breakfast, and off on my rounds.   To
the Publishing Office of Sartain s Magazine. A Mr. Swanacre. Appoint-
ment at 1.   Thenceforth to a Mr. Butler, publisher, and from
thence to many and multiform Publishers. Grigg, Elliot, Barrington
and Haswell, Copperthwade.  Gihon, (Engraver.)   Thus till 1, then
to Walnut St & Mr. Swanacre.    With him to Mr. Sartain s. Talk
of my doing the whole of the Illustrative to the Magazine. Appointment
at 4.	Dined at little French Restaurant, then more calls.
To the office of the  Courier .   To a Mr. Frost, Engraver. Strongly
advised to apply for Govermental Office to Alexander Dallas Bache
Superintendant of the coast Survey, per letter, Professor Frost
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page twenty-seven
Description:Gives his thoughts on the differences between Philadelphia and New York. Describes his day calling on publishers and engravers for work.
Date:1849-09-11
Subject:Appleton; Barrington; Bache, Alexander Dallas; Butler (Philadelphia); Clothing and dress; Copperthwade; Elliot; Food; Frost; Gihon; Grigg; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haswell; Long; Publishers and publishing; Sartain; Swanacre; Women
Coverage (City/State):Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]; New York, [New York]; London, [England]
Coverage (Street):Chestnut Street; Walnut St.
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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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.