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were of the opinion that Forrest was the Suggestor.   The
lines were from Coriolanus
		    A hundred thousand Welcomes
	A curse begin at the very root of his heart
	That is not glad to see thee! 
At the Park gates triumphant arches were created, decora-
ted with the red, white, and green of Hungary s national
colors, and boughs.   At the Irving House, portraits of
Washington, Lafayette, Kossuth and the Sultan. (Well
done, not to forget the [word crossed out] Sultan [word crossed out]
More flags and inscriptions were there than I can attempt
to name, Barnums fluttered all over, Genin had a 
fantastic affair;   Kossuth in an amazingly green coat,
attacked by an ape-headed Austrian soldier, and a bear-
headed Russian; being defended by a Turk   each several
figure in the altitudes of preposterous tad-poles.   To the
Traveler Office, where I waited till 12, writing some
paragraphs for Holbrook the while. To and fro, to
Lockingtons and at length, Bharf not appearing, off
down towards the Battery, a dense crowd hocking up the
side walks, far exceeding aught witnessed on Fourth of July.
Arrived at the Bowling Green, road and all presented the
appearance of a moving mass, some pressing towards the
Battery enclosure, others having found that wedged
full of folks; turning backwards.   The windows and 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page thirty-eight
Description:Describes the day of Lajos Kossuth's visit to New York.
Date:1851-12-06
Subject:Barth, William; Forrest, Edwin; Genin; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Kossuth, Lajos; Lockington
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.