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a brisk journey to Castle Garden for linen.   Dead leaves strew-
ing the ground of the old Battery, and more fluttering down in
the boisterous wind which roared wintrily through the boughs and out
on the water; the which leapt about in cold indigo-tinted waves;
rocking the boats furiously.   Red-yellow light all along the horizon.
All looked wintrily and melancholic.  Traveller  Office closed, so 
back to supper.     Afterwards to Brooklyn, calling first on
Dunsiers, then at Roberts, then at Dunsiers again.
  14. Tuesday.   Drew till 11, then down town.  To  Traveller 
Office, then to Spruce Street, (previously however to the Picayune
Office, where I saw Scoville and his employer Hutchings.     The
sketch accepted, I to have $3 for t, on paper.  [words crossed out]
[words crossed out]     To  Leader  Office, Picton well pleased with
his portrait, (gratis work,)   talk with him & Tom Frank.   Im-
bibition together in trio.     They play billiards together, I draw
Cartoon on the wall.     To dinner at 2 1/2.   Dozed part of
afternoon.   Drew till 10 1/2, finished sketch for Picayune.     A
thoughtful pipe, pacing up and down Broadway, then returned,
scribbled a little, and now am going to bed.
     I wonder Alf Waud writeth not?
  15. Wednesday.  Made another drawing by 10, then down town. To
Traveller Office, then to Picayune.   While there Hutchings came in with
number of the just issued  Traveller  in hand, and gave it to Scoville, in-
dicating the three onslaughts on to the Pick in it.  They passed it to me
little kenning I was author of  em, and I read it (!) gravely, with the
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page seven
Description:Mentions meetings with various publishers.
Date:1851-10-13
Subject:Drawing; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs.; Frank, Tom; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hutchings, Dick; Leader.; New York picayune.; Picton, Thomas; Publishers and publishing; Roberts; Scoville, Joe; Traveler.; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Spruce 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.