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with Sarah Ann!!                I had also a letter from Boutcher
(the evening of yesterday, brought to me in Mr Cunninghams
room.    He speaketh of a young lady Ned, my brother philan-
dereth with.   So goes the world.   I wonder what sort of
a sister in law I may have.     Boutcher himself yearneth
after New Zealand.  [words crossed out]
  28. Tuesday.  To Webers, to Traveller Ofice, to Holmes,
to Millers, thence to Castle Garden, thence to Traveller Of-
fice again.  Post Office where I found letters from my Mother
Naomi & Rosa, which had lain there some two weeks.
Annie Mitchell going to the wedded, to a cousin of the wife
of Tom Mitchell.    She was a sweet pretty girl once;   many
a time have I kissed her. [words crossed out]
[line crossed out]
[words crossed out].     My father hath
chanced to meet Uncle Samuel & Amy. He walking down
Chancery lane, looking old & feeble, supported by a stick
and his daughter.     So they come & go, and drift past.
[words crossed out]  				Country visit-
ings to & fro.              /           To Castle Garden again in the
afternoon, thence Holmes & Traveller.  Talk with Morey.
Evening to Webers, passing through West Broadway &
there finding a crowd of boys assembled round two
burning tar barrels, while grouped at and the ad-
jacent tall liberty-pole were, as a plat form, men
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page fifteen
Description:Comments on news from home.
Subject:Amy (Aunt); Bolton, Sarah Ann; Boutcher, William; Cunningham; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holmes, John B.; Miller; Mitchell, Annie; Mitchell, Tom; Morey; Samuel (Uncle); Weber
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]; New Zealand
Coverage (Street):West Broadway
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.