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evening, he being off for Charleston on Monday.   Out with him to
visit Tom Scott, the light haired, fairfaced, Saxon looking good
humoured English young fellow, who whilome boarded at Holts   he
having gotten married.   I suppose he s not seventeen.          Sat
awhile conversing with him in Clinton street sky-parlor; then par-
ting with Fogarty in the Bowery, to Mulberry Street.   There,
with Mr Greatbatch and the rest till half past ten or so, then back
and to bed.          Wonder Alf Waud don t write.
  12. Sunday.     In doors till evening, rain storms intermittent
out of doors, drawing and loneliness within.     Called at Mrs Kidders
at about 8 or so, sat awhile talking with her, Pope, and twain others.
Mason in his room with Jane Gibson.   Shouldn t wonder if he was
married to her, thought he was after no good   if it prove matrimony
I m right.        Left, and through a thick clammy mist, the rain
rising upwards to Mulberry Street for brief space.  Then a med-
itative pipe to Reade Street Shades, glass of ale there. From thence
the fire bells tolling a scamper into Water Street, a locality, I think,
particularly favourable to fires.     Multitudinous red shirts and
engines,  but as it proved, little need of them, so back through
the rheumatic mist thoughtfully, and to garret-bed.
  13. Monday.  Letters from Mr Hart and Dillon. /  At
work on full length of Picton en costume Garde National   fin-
ished it.  Fogarty called    he off on the morrow.     Commenced
drawing for the Picayune apropos of New York Volunteers, dying
in Hospital & subsequently sumptuos funeral array.   At sunset
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page six
Description:Regarding the marriage of Tom Scott, and includes speculation that Mason and Jane Gibson are secretly married.
Subject:Drawing; Firemen; Fires; Fogarty; Gibson, Jane (Mason); Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Mapother, Dillon; Marriage; Mason; Picton, Thomas; Pope; Scott, Tom; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):Mulberry Street; Reade Street; Water Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07


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.