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  1. Saturday.   At the Traveler Office, where I found
Hawkins and Morey.   Hawkins very stylishly dressed, well-fit-
ting coat, superfine pants, black satin vest, varnished boots, and
with about two feet of watch chain hanging from his vest, little watch,
and minature daguerotype of his wife attached to it.  [words crossed out]
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[words crossed out]   			He left.  Talk with
Holbrook & Hitchcock. [words crossed out]   To Pearl
Street, worked on map till dinner.   At 4 crossed to Brook-
lyn, called & saw Fagan, rest out.  To Atlantic Street,
and got rowed across the chill water to the Island.   There
found Barth in company with the Mexican camarado Wayland,
whom I met there before, and who now appeared in mili-
tary blue.   Saw Beukman & Creecy   Writing for
Traveller & Yankee Doodle.  Did not get to bed till near
2 o clock.
  2. Sunday.  With Barth, writing all day.  Doctor
Dionysius Doodle s Comic Lectures in Chemistry & Anatomy.
Mr Traggles account of a Great Exhibition, (Genin s) &c.
&c.  All for Yankee Doodle.  Bed at 12.  Dull rainy
  3. Monday. Writing a little, then out to hear the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page seventeen
Description:Mentions a visit to William Barth on Governors Island.
Subject:Barth, William; Beukman; Clothing and dress; Creecey; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs.; Fagan; Genin; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hawkins; Hitchcock (engraver); Holbrook; Military; Morey; Strong, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Atlantic Street; Pearl 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.