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tion. Then to our room and backgammon.
  20. Saturday. Drawing in the morning.   Then to New York 
  called at the American Tract Society, enquired for Mr. Roberts, and
was informed   that he died yesterday!
As forest leaves are come and gone
So do the race of mankind hie, 
The wind up-blows, and straightway strows
The scattered leave upon the ground
But soon the wood blooms green, in bud
When the spring tide again comes round  
/ Called on Baker,   I seeing Robben by the way   bye the bye, last
time I saw him, he displayed a most loving and ill spelt letter from his
mother and sister, he having written for the maternal blessing, inasmuch
as he intends matrimony. /	  Then to the Office of the  Bubble 
a paper  a la Punch  just started.   Saw the Editor Brougham, long talk
with him, and Orr the Engraver, who happened to come in for certain
ill drawn, but not badly designed illustrations.   Talk about my
 Mose  subjects.      /	      Walking to North Moore Street, 
went aboard the  Hudson , the new Ferry boat for Jersey. Witnessing
Wing, John Haun and Hugh at work, paint all over  em. / 
Evening a bit of a stroll   then backgammon with Wing.
  21. Sunday. Joe Greatbatch entered at 6 in the morning, 
come on a visit, for a day or twain.	      A long vagabondize
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page forty-two
Description:Mentions the death of Robert Roberts, Baker's intention to get married, and Joe's visit for a day.
Date:1849-10-19
Subject:American Tract Society; Baker; Boardinghouses; Brougham, John; Drawing; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haun, John; Muir, Hugh; Poetry; Orr; Robben; Roberts, Robert; Wing, Jabez
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Jersey [City, New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):North Moore Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One
Description:Details Gunn's first year living in the United States, including his experiences with boarding house living in Jersey City and New York City, looking for work as an artist and a writer, publishing his first book ""Mose Among the Britishers"" and brief visits to Philadelphia and Boston.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Jersey City, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts
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-two 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.