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Fulton, to Butlers.  He has cut the  Porcupine  title beastly.   A sketch
to make, for painting to be placed over the store of Dyspepsia-butters quack vendor.
Drawing during the afternoon. Evening to Duane Street.  Out with Mr Hart &
Dillon, to the Tavern whereat Mr Royal some-time-past accompanied me.  Edwards,
formerly fiddle-string maker now barman there.  To the  Grapes  in Chamber
Street subsequently, and a read at the English papers.
  9. Friday.  To Roberts for block, thence to Butlers, and with him
and the drawing to Hutchings and Woodward  Picayune -proprieters and mede-
cine vendors. There awhile, then to Post Office; met Andrews; then
to the Era Office.  Tom Frank  there with first number of New York  Reveille. 
Picton came, out with him, parted; I called at Genins about ticket to
Jenny Lind s concert   then to dinner.   Afternoon called again as appointed at
Genins and Hutchings, then back, drawing, on the Roberts and Rogerian
subject.   Evening went, boy Vanderhoff accompanying me part of the way, to Canal
Street, where I found that Mr Hall and Homer Hall had left for Genessee to return
the next week.  Next to Franklin Street, saw Lotty s little brother, left and to
Butler home in Walker Street.  Then sate conversing with him and his wife and
a certain girl there till 11, pleasantly enough, sitting there laughing and the like,
till on departing Butler declared he  wished that I d come every evening. 
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[words crossed out]           Bye the bye on calling at Canal, Mrs Dob showed
me a letter she had received from Brown, in consequence of her sending one to
Worcester, his boss.   He told her he thought her  mad     and that  if she ever
expected to get paid, that was not the way to induce it  and the like.   Very
irate was she. [words crossed out] She wasn t over wise in writing the letter.
  10.  Saturday.  Drawing on the block in the room looking into Greenwich
Street during the morning.   Mr Hart and Dillon dining here, after we cross
the Barclay Street Ferry to Hoboken.  Sultry afternoon, ramble over the fields,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Two: page ninety-eight
Description:Mentions his work and a letter Mrs. Dobson received from Charles Brown.
Subject:Andrews, Hardin; Butler, Warren; Butler, Warren, Mrs.; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dobson, Mrs.; Edwards; rank, Tom; Genin; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall, Elisha; Hall, Homer; Hart; Hutchings, Dick; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Will; Lind, Jenny; Mapother, Dillon; Picton, Thomas; Publishers and publishing; Roberts; Rogers; Royal, Frank; Vanderhoff; Worcester
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Genesee [County, New York]; Hoboken, [New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street; Chamber Street; Duane Street; Franklin Street; Fulton Street; Greenwich Street; Walker 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.