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albeit with the Italianized quaverings whilk it is
emotionary to add to the simple Scottish air.      Parted
with Morey on the conclusion,  and through the chill
night air to Franklin Street.   Then drawing for an hour
and then to bed.
  7.  Friday.  Did drawing on wood, to Traveler
Office, to Millers, and there till 2, Traveler again.
Evening writing rest of Chapter 5 of Ike Chivvles
for the morrows printers.
  8. Saturday.  To Office with copy.  To Millers,
finished big map title, fearful deal of work in t too.
Traveler Office, Hallocks &c, Castle Garden, here
& there.  Out nightfall in at the Office, Holbrooks
wife & boy came.  Boy a fine little chap.     Evening
crossed to Brooklyn, called on the Dunsiers, both
out, so back.
  9.  Sunday.  Drawing till 8 in the evening.  The
Barnum and Lola Montez affair.     Then, Mr Great-
batch & Fred, calling on me,  to Mulberry Street with
them.  There till 10 1/2, then back, writing a sheet
or two then bed.
  10.  Monday. To Traveler Office &c &c
To Canal Street   with carman, got all my things.
Placing them aright.   Afternoon down town, busy
enow, Barth called at evening. Stayed an hour
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page twenty
Description:Mentions attending a concert and moving the rest of his belongings from Canal Street to his new boarding house.
Subject:Barnum, P.T.; Barth, William; Boardinghouses; Concerts; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs.; Greatbatch, Joseph; Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hallock; Hayes, Catherine; Holbrook; Holbrook, Jr.; Holbrook, Mrs.; Miller; Montez, Lola; Morey; Moving; Writing
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street; Franklin Street; Mulberry 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.