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
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page five|
|Description:||Comments briefly on his new boarding house.|
|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|
|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.|