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				August.
  1. Friday.  Met Mr Hart & Dillon in Nassau St, on going to Holmes 
in the afternoon. Evening to Duane Street, and subsequently with both to
the tavern in Reade Street.   They just returned from Middletown, Jersey.
  2.  Saturday. At Holmes s still.  Called in on Anderson.   Evening to
the little Dock, Brooklyn, Mr H & Dillon bearing me company.  Despatched
indignant supplication the third for clean shirts to the Island, then returned,
loitering an hour or so on the  heights , gazing at New York by moonlight &
speculating how soon the air will be rendered navigable.     Not over well & wor-
ried at no letters from home.
  3  Sunday.   Called at Mulberry Street & with Joe to Duane, where
being joined by Mr Hart to Chapin s Church, which finding closed we went to
the Battery. On Rabineau s bath, luxuriating.   A french War steamer lay
off there, yclept the Mogader and picturesquely attired sailors came and went
to and from there. /        Barth came over to Leonard Street in the afternoon,
and at 5 or so we sallied out, (he having brought linen)     To the Battery, &
Rabineau s, then Barclay Street where we supped, then Duane, (Mr Hart
out,)  then to the Battery again where we sate talking till within an hour
of midnight, when we parted, he to his Island home, I back to my place.
  4. Monday. Learning from a note from Alf Waud that a letter he
had sent last week was still at Brooklyn, after Office work was done,
went over there and & the Post Office got it.    It had arrived at Wash-
ington Street on the day of my departure & the old cat (who had obligingly
promised to hand all letters to Holmes ) had rejected it .  Called on
Fagan and with him to the Dunsiere s (with whom he boards now.) Supped
there hearing edyfying things of the slanderous talk at Washington Street. So 
I suggested  humors of revenge , which being entered heartily into, I wrote
an advertisment that  Mrs Pattyson, corner of Tullery & Washington was
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Two: page one hundred and forty-nine
Description:Mentions plotting revenge against Mrs. Paterson with Dunsiere and Fagan.
Date:1851-08-01
Subject:Anderson; Barth, William; Boardinghouses; Chapin, E.H.; Dunsier; Fagan; Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.); Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Holmes, John B.; Mapother, Dillon; Paterson, Mrs.; Practical jokes; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]; Middletown, [New] Jersey
Coverage (Street):Barclay Street; Duane Street; Leonard Street; Mulberry Street; Nassau Street; Reade 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.