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Gleason.  Drew little Initials for Holbrook.  Out,  calls at the Travel-
ler Office, at Holmes &c.  Returning young Hooper called, with intel-
ligence of the removal of his uncle, wife and self to new boarding house in
Franklin Street.     Afternoon calls again, correcting proofs &c.
Evening out to Franklin Street, conversing with Mr Hooper and wife
&c. Mr and Mrs Cummingham called, (folks who had the Leonard
Street house till the evil dynasty of Flowers replaced it.)   Saw
young Hoppers place, and the propritress of the house, a Mrs Leave,
and agreed to come on the morrow, jointly to occupy sky parlor
with young Hooper.       I think there s a conspiracy of New-York-
mankind to condemn me to attics during the rest of my life.
  7. Tuesday.  Little initials.  To the Traveller Office,  and then
to Holmes.     Got $2.50   (able to pay Ogress Holt now,)    Back,
put few things together and quitted Holts.     To 48 Franklin.
Dined.  To Traveller Office and Holmes &c in the afternoon.  Eve-
ning to Brooklyn & called at Dunsiers.
  8.  Wednesday.  Drawing, apropos of the Bloomer costume, for the Tra-
veller, during the morning.  After dinner, to Chamber Street, to 
Genins, to Traveller Office, to Holmes,  & Andersons   Could get no
money.  To Castle Garden, saw Livers.  Back.  Evening to Trippler
Hall, there attending a Concert by a Mr Turner.   Fine large building.
The man had a good voice, though of no great power.        It being over
by ten, [words crossed out]   stolled into the rooms of
Mrs Kidder, where finding Mason and Jane Gibson all alone, sit-
ting lovingly side by side   I left them, and back to Franklin.  This
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page four
Description:Mentions finding a new boarding house.
Date:1851-10-06
Subject:Anderson; Boardinghouses; Concerts; Cunningham; Cunningham, Mrs.; Drawing; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs.; Flowers, Mrs.; Genin; Gibson, Jane (Mason); Gleason; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Holmes, John B.; Holt, Mrs.; Hooper, Mr.; Hooper, Mrs.; Hooper (roommate); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Leave, Mrs.; Livers, Sergeant; Mason; Turner
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Chamber Street; 48 Franklin Street; Leonard 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.