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Mason and Jane Gibson came.   Left at 11, and to
Franklin Street, laughing all the way.     Lent me the
 Lorgnette  a [word crossed out] clever Spectatorish book, [word crossed out]
  5. Friday.  Traveler Office best part of the morning. In re
turning to Franklin met Barth.  Holbrook came, and knock-
ed a hole into chimney, and put up stove for me. Barth
left.  All the afternoon putting things to rights.   Evening, 
making a portrait of Lola Montez on wood, from a
very fine engraving Holbrook had brought.  Finished it by
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  6. Saturday.  Down Broadway, beholding the preparations
for the entrance of Kossuth.  O cheerful, sunny, bracing day,
blue sky overhead.  Flags, banners and inscriptions waving from
housefronts, throngs of people hurrying about with [word crossed out] un-business
looks on their countenances.  At the Broadway Theatre was a 
banner with the finest denunciatory inscription which
I think could be found throughout Shakspere,  The actors
Reynolds and Moorhouse whom I afterwards questioned
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page thirty-seven
Description:Describes the day of Lajos Kossuth's visit to New York.
Subject:Barth, William; Gibson, Jane (Mason); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Kossuth, Lajos; Mason; Montez, Lola; Moorehouse, Charley; Reynolds, Bill
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Franklin 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.