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amount, of pencil work done for Holbrook, I walked thought
fully on, feeling as if able to take breath for the first time
during the past mind and body wearying week.   Arrived
at the Hospital, supped with Barth & Beukman, anon
in came Creecy.   Set to work after supper and wrote
six pages or so of  Ike,  Chapter 6.   Barth hammering away
at Lecture the Second of Doctor Doodle.   Finished mine,
and then, as wait striding up and down adding to, cavilling
at, and suggesting notions for it.   Roasted potatoes on
the fire at about midnight, talked for another hour or 
more, then each to his bed, feeling as friendly as in old
schoolboy time. [words crossed out]
  17 Monday.   Wrote till ten, then took boat, and with
the fat wife of [word crossed out] Livers  was rowed over to
New York by Connor, she manifesting alarm to my amount
and exhorting  Connors , (pluralizing his name)  to do
all sorts of impossibilities.   To Traveler Office with MS.
Hawkins there.   The printer sick, the other qualifying
himself to be so, by being out on a  burst.    Lockington
the little English engraver at work there, as this week
Holbrook hath engaged him, by the week.   Talked awhile
then to Franklin Street, dined, and fell to work on
the wood blocks, did caricature [words crossed out]
[words crossed out] by sunset, took it down to the Office,
and from thence to the room Holbrook hath hired at
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page twenty-three
Description:Comments on a visit to William Barth on Governors Island.
Date:1851-11-16
Subject:Barth, William; Beukman; Connor; Creecey; Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hawkins; Holbrook; Livers, Sergeant; Lockington
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Franklin 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.