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house is nearly opposite to the place where whilome Mrs K had rooms.
Arrangements here are not bad, albeit with respect to meals very car-
nivorous, fruit &c.  being unseen.  Place will do, at present.
  9.  Thursday.   Drawing and scribbling. Onslaughts on the Pica-
yune.   To Traveller Office, to Andersons, (who caused me to read a
long letter of his concoction, commencing with revilement, and ending with
blarneying the person addressed.)   Met Dunsier.   To Traveller Office
again, meeting Donovan there who told me Scoville of the Picayune
wanted to see me.   With Holbrook.   Back to dinner.  After
to Holmes,  meeting Donovan, and calling at the Pick office for ad-
dres.  Holmes at Flushing.   Call at Stewarts. Saw him.  Evening
to Mr Greatbatch s for books, Joe back with me.  Drawing on wood 
and writing till late.
  10.  Friday. To Warren Street, Scoville s place.  He out.  To the
Traveller Office, talked to Holbrook about going to Niagara.   Says he ll
be able to accomplish it. To Picayune Office.     Saw Scoville, vicious-faced man,
and Hutchings, [words crossed out].  Calls elsewhere.     Holmes, saw Macnamara.
Afternoon drawing and scribbling.   Barth called with his tail ^|tale|, recently com-
menced.           Evening scribbling. Chapter the Fourth of  Ike Chivvles .
  11. Saturday.  Down town. Left M S at Traveller Office, called at
Strongs  and then to  Leader  Office.   Talk with the  Doctor , others and
Picton.   Imbibition with the latter.     Back to dinner. Rushed down
town at sunset, in time to get $2 from Holbrook, and $1 from Holmes,
which enable me to do cashing up for board.     To Castle Garden. Met Ser-
geant Buchman, talked awhile, then back.  Fogarty called in the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page five
Description:Comments briefly on his new boarding house.
Date:1851-10-08
Subject:Anderson; Barth, William; Boardinghouses; Beukman; Donovan; Drawing; Dunsier; Fogarty; Food; Greatbatch, Joe; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Holmes, John B.; Hutchings, Dick; Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Mac Namara; New York picayune.; Picton, Thomas; Scoville, Joe; Stewart (dry-goods man); Strong, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Warren 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.