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it.  [words crossed out]     Parted with Holbrook at Pearl Street,
to Franklin, supped, then writing till midnight.
  21. Friday.  Writing, drawing &c all the morning.  Ike 
among other things.     To the Office in the afternoon. To Nagle s.
Back at 7.   Supped.  Evening writing.
  22 Saturday. To Traveler Office, Post Office &c &c
Locks, calls.      Afternoon, Office again, then to Brooklyn,
called at Dunsiers, Mrs D in, went to Longs with intent
to go to the Island, but the weather being, on his report, so
unfavorable that a drenching was a certainty, and drowning
a probability, therefore I returned to Franklin Street.
Called at Mr Greatbatch s in the evening.
  23. Sunday.   After divers odd chores, to Brooklyn, and
there after waiting a chilly two hours, on and adjacent to the little
wharf, during which, strolling on to an adjoining timber yard, the
gate yet closed by some cut, imprisoning me to all intents and 
purposes, until the advent of Connor with his boat from the Is-
land relieved me.     Crossed, and to the hospital, and was
there, in Barth s room  encountered by a not ill-looking dark-
haired, upright Yankee, whom it afterwards appeared, had been
brought thither by Doctor Decamp, alias  Barks , Barth s
boss, with intent to supplant Barth as Hospital Steward.  This
was simply done as an act of despotic caprice, and the man had
resigned, or refused or somewhat.     But there he was abiding
for the present, and more uncomfortable animal never existed.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page twenty-nine
Description:Describes a visit to Governors Island.
Date:1851-11-20
Subject:Barth, William; Connor; Decamp; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs.; Folsom; Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.); Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Locke; Long (boatman); Military; Nagle, James P. (Watt)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Franklin 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.