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  11. Tuesday.  To Pearl Street.  A letter from Mr Hart
hurrying.   Traveler Office here and there  & Pearl Street,
Busy and anxious and ill, Wrote to Mr Hart.  Night, to
Brooklyn, called on Roberts.
  12. Wednesday.  Traveler, Pearl Street &c  Ill and 
anxious, poor, shabbily dressed & ice-cold weather. No time
to think, much less put down incidents.  Davis,  Waud s sailor
shop-mate with me in the evening.     And a letter from George
Bolton came.   He anticipates the spring will see him here
again.   I would.  I were a [word crossed out] ploughman.  My very
soul aches.
  {13. Thursday.      Each day at Pearl Street, working 
  14. Friday.}      till 6.  Joe and out of the Traveler
Office during going to and from Millers.    Working hard
with Pen or pencil during the Evenings.   Mr Johns called
on one of them.  He in business as an Architect in Wil-
liamsburgh, saith he has two churches to build or there-
anent.   Wrote life of Kossuth for paper, and did big portrait.
  15. Saturday. At Pearl Street, nearly finished view,
but not content with it and the time occupied, wrote off to
Mr Hart at 2.   There again in the afternoon. Talk
with Miller s son during the close of the day.   Father
and son free-thinkers; well read men, and agreable.
Learnt from the son that mine excellently shallow [word crossed out]
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page twenty-one
Description:Mentions receiving a letter from George Bolton.
Date:1851-11-10
Subject:Bolton, George; Davis; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Johns; Kossuth, Lajos; Miller; Miller, Jr.; Pope; Roberts; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Pearl 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.