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came, down town together.   Called at the Reveille
Office, saw Mathews. [words crossed out]
[words crossed out]     To Traveler, where we found Hol-
brook and Hawkins at the entrance.  (Latter still Editor,
inasmuch as he getteth no money, and if I take office, must
have at least $6 per week, or won t do it.  Soon as Holbrook
hath it to pay, he ll do it.   /     Barth left.   Waiting awhile
in the Office, the printers rather mutinous about payment, poor
Holbrook fearfully hard up, in truth.   No money to pay
them, none to take home to wife, and none to pay me.
Walked up Broadway together, parting at Franklin.     In
the Evening, having had admission circular sent to the Office
by Barnum, went to Stoppain Hall, there to witness a
panorama of the Great Exposition & Crystal Palace. Mr
Cunningham accompanying me.     It was worth seeing, albeit
the oration was very self-soapey in the way of nationality.  After
to the Irving, imbibing, and looking on at billiard playing.
where Hands found us.   Talk &, parting at corner of
Leonard with him, then to our place, and beds.
  30. Sunday.   Saw Surtees at table,  and the mother of 
 Raymond,  Mrs Brush.     Both odious animals.  Surtees
has a hateful voice, indicative of polished vulgarity and ruffianism,
unspeakably suggestive;   I don t like to hear it, or look at
him.    And the woman says she s glad her son s dead;   he
was a bad fellow &c     She has come on to get more money
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page thirty-three
Description:Mentions attending a panorama of the Great Exposition and Crystal Palace.
Subject:Barth, William; Brush, Mrs.; Cunningham; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hands; Hawkins; Holbrook; Holbrook, Mrs.; London's World's Fair (1851); Mathews, Cornelius; Publishers and publishing; Raymond; Surtees; Traveler
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Franklin Street; Leonard Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07


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.