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prepaired to resieve borders, Gurman and Irish Emygrants, at the rate of
$1.50/100 pur head.   This we dispatched with money to the New York Sun
Office, for insertion on the morrow.  The like to also appear in a Brooklyn
paper.  The old lady will be frantic at the outrage, and applicants.     To
the Brooklyn reading Institution, Dunsiere, his wife, Fagan & self where we
heard a concert by children.   I detest the cupidity of these who create this
precocity in children, its sheer brutality.
  5. Tuesday. Sent off letter for home with multitudinous newspapers.  Saw the
advertisement, albeit the yankee disciple of Caxton held too much reverence for Doctor
Johnson & Webster to preserve my orthography.   At the Office all day.  Evening cal-
led at Duane Street, and out for an hour or so with Mr Hart & Dillon.
Parting with them  & Leonard Street corner; sate up writing letter to Alf till 1.
  6. Wednesday.  Left Mr Richardson s picture at his place. (He and spouse
fast abed and asleep at 1/2 past 8, the glorious exilarating morning Sun bright outside,
and all the world astir.)     To Wall Street, there all alone, as J B Holmes
& Gleason were off surveying.   Mr Hart & Dillon called, and at 1, I having
completed landscape the second, left key in possession of Messrs  Dunup & Squirmer 
and went out with them.   Finished my sketch of the Broadway block, while Dillon
took another.   After dinner, to Duane Street, where we all three worked till
6, drawing out our sketches, for canvassing an Illustrated Broadway Directory.
Evening, this present, went to Dobs for old things and busy enow.             Sent
a  Sun  to the old lady at Washington St, with advertisement marked, this 
morning.          Met Donovan & Scorpionic Mearson yesterday, who told me
that Andrews was editing the Reveille. (Wrote till past midnight  Batch of Ghost 
Stories )
  7. Thursday. At Duane Street all the morning, drawing out from the sketch
the block in Broadway; Mr Hart drawing also, Dillon lazy and splenetic.   After
noon the rain storm ceasing again to Duane Street, and out with Mr Hart, to Pearl
Street lithographers.  Left him & called at Holmes .   Learnt the result of the adver-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Two: page one hundred and fifty
Description:Describes placing a fake advertisement for boarders in the New York Sun under Mrs. Paterson's name.
Date:1851-08-04
Subject:Andrews, Hardin; Boardinghouses; Dobson, Mrs.; Donovan; Drawing; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs.; Fagan; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Holmes, John B.; Mapother, Dillon; Mearson; New York sun.; Paterson, Mrs.; Practical jokes; Webster, Daniel
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Duane Street; Leonard Street; Pearl Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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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.