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glorious Mercutio (my favourite of the play)   what a very
world has Shakespeare created here. 
  14. Friday. More calls.   Munford s.   M Makin, (Editor of Courier)
Dined at French Restaurants. Then to place of embarkation. /      Let
me not forget my visit to Independence Hall, though.   The room in
which the declaration was signed. Statue of Washington with stamp
act under his feet   portraits, of him, full length ones of Lafayette
and Pain. Two old chairs of the period. / 			The
 Burlington  just arrived at 1   had to wait two hours and a half
ere starting.   The Delaware by sunset. Burdentown. Railroad-
delay, progression and retrogradation, weary work. Amboy.
Arrived at New York at just 2 o clock in the morning. Ferry.
  15. Saturday }   boat gone of course.   So a bit of a stroll about
Broadway, then went to the deserted Battery and lying down on
a bench with carpetbag for pillow went fast asleep for an hour or
two.	Five o clock.   Ferry boat and Jersey. Bed till noon. 
Did not stir out the rest of the day.    Re-reading  Peter Simple. 
  16. Sunday.   Sailing about the bay, Communipaw &c all
the morning, with Joe, Wing, Ben Haun &c. In the afternoon
again   West, Wing s  boss  being with us. To New York
Cemetery   or rather what is to become it.	Returning found
Fred and Edward on the beach.		Reading during the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page thirty
Description:Comments on his visit to Independence Hall in Philadelphia and his journey back to New York.
Subject:Books and reading; Cemeteries; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haun, Ben; Independence Hall (Philadelphia, Pa.); Munford; Railroad travel; Transportation; Travel; West; Wing, Jabez
Coverage (City/State):[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]; New York, [New York]; Jersey [City, New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Independence Hall
Scan Date:2011-02-07


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.