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drink; where in the bar-room I found a coarsely-drunken
owl-like Irishman, who had this sentence just put forth,
    Why didn t he speak about O Connell? 
   He alluded to Kossuth. /     To Traveller Office, where
I found the two printers;   one of whom (Steve   the Bosto-
nian) was enthusiastic to the extreme about the great Magy-
ar s appearance; telling how he struggled to get at him to 
seize his hand, dilating on the beauty of his smile &c [word crossed out]
[word crossed out].  Waited awhile. Holbrook came, having seen the
sight from Morey s window.  /  Back to Franklin   dined.
Bathed all over, then down town again   the procession
yet in progress, in the east part of the town.     To the
Traveler Office.   Holbrook; Hawkins and Morey.   Row
between Holbrook & Hawkins.   I think the latter s a 
coward.  He endured Holbrooks request to  Go to __!  only
manifesting his anger by pacing up and down. /  Got $ 3
from Holbrook & left.       Passing up Broadway, (about 7)
a great crowd at the Irving house, shouting &c; to Frank-
lin Street.  Supped, and in an hour or so, feeling per-
fectly tired out, eyes aching worse if possible than brain, to
bed; wherefore I witnessed not the Serenade.
   I wonder whether Kossuth will ever ride into Pesth
and a free Hungary welcome him, as to day Americans
have.     But applause is a fickle thing.  Shakspere
has told us what mobs are. [words crossed out]
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page forty-one
Description:Describes the day of Lajos Kossuth's visit to New York.
Date:1851-12-06
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hawkins; Holbrook; Irish; Kossuth, Lajos; Morey; Steve
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Hungary
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Franklin Street
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.