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He s a fussy man, and [words crossed out] accustomed to the use of a
mild amount of humbug.     Much at the Traveller Office; and
drawing, sometimes at mine own room, in despite of cold, and
sometimes at the room whereat Lockington engraves.   Many
talks with him.  He a small, shrewd untrustable mortal,
hath projected and published much in the cheap catch-penny
London publication way, and as an article of faith holds that
there be in this world always munies enow to fill any tolerably
well-woven net spread for them.  Has spent money, and
I think fled hither to dispossess sheriff of his individual per-
son.  Is [word crossed out] oily and subservient, chimes in with overmuch
readiness to any opinion advanced./   One evening called at
Dunsiers, in Brooklyn, another (Wednesday) to the En-
tertainment of  Fellows  Minstrels,  with Holbrook.     A
[word crossed out] notion that of putting boasts of the Stars and Strypes in
the mouth of a negro!   [words crossed out]
[words crossed out].  /     Much talk anticipatory about Kossuth.
  4. Thursday.  Down town.  Met and drank with the
Editor of Strongs paper, at the Clinton hotel, having a 
literary talk, apropos of Emerson and Carlyle, divers
other authors and authorlings packing about.  To Post-Of-
fice, to Holmes ,   Traveller Office &c.  Afternoon draw-
ing.     In an  Examiner  sent to me, I this day read
of the death of Samuel Beazley, in his Seventieth
year.     One more off the Scene   Evening, a
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page thirty-five
Description:Comments on Miller and Lockington.
Subject:Beazley, Samuel; Drawing; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Holmes, John B.; Kossuth, Lajos; Lockington; Miller; Strong, Thomas; Theater
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
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.