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19. Sunday.  Drawing till sunset; a wet dismal day. For 
Mr Hart s map & Reveille rebusses.  Supped at Mr
Greatbatch s, read awhile, back, half an hour with the
Cunninghams. then to room, drawing and bed
  20.  Monday.  Down town to Castle Garden.  To Holmes,
to Traveller Office, with articles &c, to Strongs, to Nagles &c
Back, drawing.  Barth called at night, out with him, as 
far as Brooklyn, then a walk to Fulton Street. Found
Dunsier, wife, Fagan and Meyer, (German) all there. Sin-
ging &c  Left at about 9.
  21.  Tuesday.  A letter from Alf.  He has been in the
country.     Drawing all day, hard, save a rush down town
to Traveller Office at sunset.  Took Paper to Genin. Evening
writing & drawing. Wrote to Mr Hart
  22. Wednesday. Wrote to Alf Waud.  Down town
with blocks for  Reveille.   To  Traveler  &c..  Afternoon
down again,  to Post Office,  Traveler  &c .  Met Dunsier.
Afternoon ^|supper| called at Dunsiers Brooklyn.     Called on Ro-
berts, saw him and Lock, with another there, one Gurnsey
a literary hack-annexer of other men s ideas for the (S)Harper
firm,  Lock trying to arrange with him.
  23.  Thursday.  Out at 1, to Traveler, and out with 
Holbrook to see about portrait of Kossuth.   Drawing all the
afternoon & writing till midnight.   Chapter 5 of  Ike Chiv-
vles.     Very busy am I now, and melancholic.  [words crossed out]
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page twelve
Description:Mentions visiting various publishers.
Date:1851-10-19
Subject:Barth, William; Cunningham; Cunningham, Mrs.; Drawing; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs.; Fagan; Genin; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Guernsey; Hart; Holbrook; Holmes, John B.; Kossuth, Lajos; Locke; Meyer; Nagle, James P. (Watt); New York picayune.; Publishers and publishing; Roberts; Strong, Thomas; Traveler.; Waud, Alfred; Writing
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Fulton 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.