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[words crossed out].     Oh Kossuth, [words crossed out]
[line crossed out]
[words crossed out] would that I had a Thors hammer
or good sword Balming for thy sake!     And I can t
even shake hands with you!     Nevertheless God bless 
you, good and brave and patient heart, and grant that
thy dearest wish of freedom to Hungary be soon accom-
plished!  Amen, and Amen!
  7  Sunday.  Abed till late,  breakfast, and then
scribbling awhile. Dinner, then through dank streets
and moist atmosphere to the Atlantic Street ferry, and
thus to Brooklyn, (meeting by the way the  Doctor  whom
heretofore I met at Pictons; who, speaking of him said
he was  toddying pretty freely of late,  having naught else
to do.)       Called at Dunsiers, sate awhile with
him and wife;   then on to Sand Street,  and supped
with Davis.     Played draughts afterwards with him,  
left at 9, back to New York, to Franklin and
bed about 11. 
  8. Monday.   Down town, Traveler Office &c,
Lockingtons, writing, drawing &c.   Afternoon, I think
the same. Evening made a sketch [words crossed out]
[line crossed out].
Writing &c and more drawing.
  9.  Tuesday.   Took sketch to the Reveille Office,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page forty-two
Description:Mentions his wish that he could help Lajos Kossuth or even shake his hand.
Date:1851-12-06
Subject:Davis; Drawing; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kossuth, Lajos; Lockington; Picton, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]; Hungary
Coverage (Street):Atlantic Street; Franklin Street; Sand 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.