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thrown down spake as women should gracefully and sensibly.            The General 
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love and reverence  as a true, feminine-hearted woman; nothing so worthy of
all worship and pure thought.  It is a privilege to look on one, and thus
get out of your own common-place humanity.     And Beauty, whether of form or
face, what an influence has it,  even when grosser thought be held in check, how
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  8.  Sunday.  Drawing, unwell, matagrabolized and a dismal dull
day.  Don t like drawing on Sundays, yet must do something.  Dillon
called in the morning.    Evening, with him at (Mr Hart to Chapin s. Sermon
on the text  Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. 
  9. Monday. Drawing during the morning. Mr Hart sitting with me
an hour or so .  Afternoon to Duane Street, where after sitting till near on
3, with Dillon & Mr Hart, the sound of approaching music indicated the
coming of the firemen, on their first general parade, and soon their red shirts
were spied gleaming through the trees.   The street was lined with holiday specta-
tors,  windows thronged also.  Firstly after a band of music came the men from
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Two: page one hundred and thirteen
Description:Comments on his conversation with Miss Brown.
Date:1851-06-07
Subject:Chapin, E.H.; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Drawing; Firemen; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Mapother, Dillon; Parades; Religion; Sermons; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Duane Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
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.