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in Gotham  sketches, and home.	Ben Haun in a little lot-
tery-ticket office in Cortlandt Street. 		Drawing the
 sitting lady  for the Hartford one.
  20. Thursday.   Finished drawing, and wrote to the lady
about it   a Miss C E Beecher, of Hartford.	 In afternoon went
to Broadway, and saw Mr. Hart.	Will inquire the expense of getting
up  Cholera  and, write, in the course of a week.	   Introduced to
a Bostonian Publisher.	/ 	Evening with Joe to Harsinius,
assisting him in getting his boxes therefrom as Mr. Greatbatch and
all of them quit for New York on the morrow.
  21. Friday.   Drawing, in a very unable-to-please-myself
sort of way this Evening.   Then to New York with Joe for a ramble.
Passing down Chatham Street met Reuben, the little Jewish Schnieder,
and from him heard news of some of the Wenhamites.	Hooper 
still in New York.   Manning the elder ditto, gentleman-izing, his
brother at Washington.   Mrs. Bushel kept her resolve of deserting her
husband,   happy man he!
  22. Saturday. Drawing all day.  A bit of a lonely walk
in the Evening.
  23. Sunday.   Walk about Bergen, with Wing and Joe
in the morning,   a fine mile ramble amid the trees. Fine
view of New York from Bergen Heights.	Evening to
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page thirty-two
Description:States that he finished the drawing for Miss C. E. Beecher and wrote her about it. Mentions meeting Mr. Hart, who introduced him to Bostonian publishers.
Date:1849-09-19
Subject:Beecher, Catharine E.; Bushel, Mrs.; Drawing; Greatbatch, Joe; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart (publisher); Haun, Ben; Hooper; Manning; Publishers and publishing; Reuben; Wing, Jabez
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; [Jersey City, New Jersey]; Hartford, [Connecticut]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Chatham Street; Courtlandt Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
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.