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comment that  they were down on to them, there.   Scoville looked ad-
ditionally vicious, I thought.  Richly piece of absurd.   Called at the
Atlas Office, found heavy man immersed in politics.   To Traveller
again, and laughed over Picayune affair with Holbrook.  To  City
Budget  Office.   To Strongs.  [words crossed out]
Says his Editor likes  Adam Lux  and talks of using it.   Called
in at Nagle s.     Back.     Afternoon, to Traveller Office for wood
blocks, to Holmes, where was Mac and a posse of Irishman.
Got no money.     Drawing for two hours or so at night. /
Forgot to chronicle an interview of an hour or more with Lock,
apropos of my writing and illustrating Railway book; all pretty
well arranged provided Roberts be agreable.            Met Mr Rich-
ardson this morning. He hath taken rooms in Broadway.
  16   Thursday.   Mrs Leave the stout, good humored, broad-
joke-loving mistress of the house inducts me into the possession
of a single room, not a sky parlor.     Down town, to Roberts,
and with him to Locks, where an hours  talking took place, and 
all preliminaries were apparently arranged.     To Traveller Office,
to Post Office     &c then returning .     Drew on wood awhile,
then down town again, with blocks to the Traveller Office, there
to Wall Street, met Holmes; thence to Millers; saw the map.
Returning called in at Genins, got [words crossed out] som-
brero;  saw Genin.            Back to Franklin.    After supper
in the room just this day tenanted by Cunningham and his
wife; who now board here.   Hands called.  Fumigation and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page eight
Description:Mentions obtaining a single room at his new boarding house.
Date:1851-10-15
Subject:Boardinghouses; Clothing and dress; Cunningham; Cunningham, Mrs.; Drawing; Genin; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hands; Holbrook; Holmes, John B.; Leave, Mrs.; Locke; Mac Namara; Miller; Nagle, James P. (Watt); Richardson; Roberts; Scoville, Joe; Strong, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Franklin Street; Wall 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.