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Charley Brown [words crossed out]
[words crossed out], you were quite right in one of your
[word crossed out] letters, when you said  She never had a mother.
  27. Thursday.  Being Thanksgiving day, to the Office.
There awhile talking with Holbrook, Donovan &c; then to
Post Office, then to Wall Street, calling on J B Holmes.
Found him at work as usual.  And he told how old Gleason
had after getting the young wife of an individual intoxicated, been
discovered in questionable situation by the husband, licked within
an inch of his life by the man, and others, and now lay
with damaged sconce, in danger.  /     Called at Chamber
Street.  Evening Barth came, in my cold room till 11,
drinking ale and fumigating, I writing  Ike Chivvles. 
  28. Friday.   A dismally-passed day, in truth. Draw-
ing the Reveille subject, and writing Ike, either in the
gloomy, dark sitting room below, or in my deathly-cold
room abone; driving rain without, and illness within.
Diarrhea and despondency, sore-throat &c.     Insomuch
in the evening I was fain to get into bed, and write
there.
  29. Saturday.  Down town with block for Reveille
and  copy  for printers.  Got $3 from Barton, [word crossed out]
[words crossed out] )     		Wrote awhile in
the Office, then back to Franklin, Holbrook walking part
of the way with me.     Afternoon, drawing.     Barth
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page thirty-two
Description:Describes a situation in which Gleason was beaten.
Date:1851-11-26
Subject:Barth, William; Barton; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Donovan; Gleason; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Holmes, John B.; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Chamber Street; Franklin 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.