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but few of us,) concluded the service, and then I came away with my
heart full.  /                                                    In-doors all the remain-
der of the day, it raining pitilessly.        Sitting, during part of the morning
in the adjoining room, with two or three mechanics, who talked principally about
fighting. Had I been in my own, I should have heard every word, as they join.
This day last ^|two| years did I first set foot in this country.
  5. Monday. Through the rain to Nassau Street, and Andrews. Out with
him, ( the boarding-house scheme abandoned, as I had anticipated.)   To
Butlers, where he left the eight Initial drawings for engraving; then to a
room he had taken for the editorializing of the  Porcupine .   Saw old Doctor
Greeley; then left them, and to Roberts.  There awhile, then to Canal Street.
Sitting with Mr Hall in his room, [words crossed out]
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[word crossed out].    /    Descending the ladder to the loft, sprained my knee most 
painfully, lay on the floor  fifteen minutes, unable to move.       Got back,
wet and lame to Robinson Street, dined, and then to the Post Office.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Two: page ninety-six
Description:Mentions spraining his knee.
Subject:Andrews, Hardin; Boardinghouses; Butler, Warren; Greeley, Dr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall, Elisha; Roberts; Wounds and injuries
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street; Nassau Street; Robinson 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.