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band play; standing on, grassy eminence where you
could gaze every way through the chill dank morning.
The islands circumference.  To New York with Barth.
Wall Street,  Cedar,  Traveler Office.  Talk
with Holbrook, imbibition; left Barth, to Millers,
worked till dinner.     Met English Engraver at door
step,  wanted a drawing made. Back to Pearl 
Street, work   dusk, Traveler Office, talk with Hol-
brook, back to supper, drew design for Engraver,
did rebus for Hallock, drew more, wrote, and now,
very weary in brain to bed. Very cold too.
  {4  Tuesday     Each day at Millers, and such
  5. Wednesday}     interim as could be spared to
and fro at the Traveler Office.   Many hundreds of
things to do.   Engraver Hitchcock hath cleared out
unto Boston, and Holbrook talketh of hiring Locking-
ton, little English wood-pecker newly arrived.
Strongs paper ending this week.  Much talk about 
Yankee Doodle, title &c.  Hawkins about. The
Evening of Wednesday drawing on wood for Lockington.
A practical canine play-bill design for Blan-
chard the actor.  Not a moments pause or time
for rest.
  6  Thursday.  Drawing at Millers still   Trav-
eler Office.  In the afternoon, to a certain place
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page eighteen
Description:Mentions his work.
Date:1851-11-03
Subject:Barth, William; Blanchard; Drawing; Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hawkins; Hitchcock (engraver); Holbrook; Miller; Strong, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Boston, [Massachusetts]
Coverage (Street):Cedar Street; Pearl 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.