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Found Holmes door closed, he being at Flushing.   Stood waiting for a
dismal half hour at the Wall Street hotel, during a heavy rain-storm,
pondering of want of money and other horrors.  Back, matagrab-
olized  to Duane, and then scribbling far into the night, copy
of  Ike Chivvles  being needed on the morrow.
  4  Saturday.  Finished Chapter 3; Barth called.  With
him to the Traveller Office,  then to that of the defunct  Leader. 
Met the  General Compte de Bargaro  there, old Frenchman, mustached
and vinuous faced,   talked with Barth of Mexico campaigning. Met
Tom Frank.     Imbibition.   To Beekman Street, saw Lock, to
Holmes , talk with him and Dunsier.  To Andersons. Got no
money from either.  Saw Barth to the South-Ferry.   To Millers
the lithographer about Mr Hart s business, returning got wet through
Dinner, then Traveller Office, then to Courtlandt Street tailors.  Got
breeks.  To Holmes, he hard-up, so that inplace of getting the
$5 owing me, I lent him $1.   Back, dismal.   Evening Fo-
garty in my room with me.
  5.  Sunday.  Walk on the Battery with Fogarty, then to Cha-
pins Church.   Afternoon reading Alexandre Dumas  Marguerite of
Valois .     Detest the French school of fiction, in which adultery is a
perfectly right and natural thing in the hero of a novel.     Young Fo-
garty with me some time.     Evening Barth & Joe called; the lat-
ter to Chapins with Martin, I and Barth to Mrs Kidders.  There
till 11, Pope, two others, Mason and Jane Gibson intermittent.
Talk of materialism, of Forrest, of Womans Rights &c, &c. [word crossed out]
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page two
Description:Mentions a visit to Mrs. Kidder.
Date:1851-10-03
Subject:Anderson; Barth, William; Books and reading; Chapin, E.H.; Clothing and dress; Dunsier; Fogarty; Forrest, Edwin; Frank, Tom; Gibson, Jane (Mason); Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Holmes, John B.; Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Locke; Martin; Mason; Miller; Pope; Publishers and publishing; Women; Writing
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beekman Street; Courtlandt Street; Duane Street; Wall Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three
Description:Includes descriptions of looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, visits to Mrs. Kidder and her daughter Lotty, boarding house living, theater acquaintances, and Lajos Kossuth's visit to New York.
Subject:Actors; Boardinghouses; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; 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.