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Renwick s, the architect he met with when in New York. There
some time then parted and I to Jersey.	Drawing card for Brinsley in
the afternoon. x{In the evening to the Schnieders.   Found him
in company with another of the children of Israel   a shoe-maker
who has taken the store formerly occupied by Joe and George.
Crossed to New York and a walk about the Park and Broadway,
the going into a book auction purchased Shelley for $1.25.}
  28. Friday.  Drawing all day. Evening x (put down erroneously)
  29. Saturday. To New York. Hunting about to find the new
place of Baker, the Engraver, Heylyn with me  .  To Wells and Webb s
for wood-blocks, for Sartain.	Letter from M in the after-
noon. Had one from my mother and Samuel in the early part of the
week.	   Drawing.	Evening reading bits from Rabelais for the
benefit of Ben Haun, uproarous combination thereat.
  30. Sunday.  Writing to my dear Mother and to Samuel.
Heyln over in the afternoon. (I don t like the fellow   sensual
silly and obstinate. his best quality is good-humour.)   In the
evening a walk about New York with  B hoy  Ben and Jabez
Wing. Joe over the greater part of the day doing his adieus, as
to-morrow to Middletown, Connecticut.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page thirty-four
Description:Mentions reading Rabelais aloud to Ben Haun, his dislike of Heylyn, and Joe Greatbatch's upcoming departure for Middletown, Connecticut.
Subject:Baker; Bilton, Mary; Bolton, George; Brinsley, Silenus; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haun, Ben; Heylyn, Edward; Reuben; Sartain; Wing, Jabez
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Jersey [City, New Jersey]; Middletown, Connecticut
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.