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with him and Ben Haun, Bergen wards.  Trees in all the
inexpressibly beautiful hues of Autumn.  Of a deep purple, light
yellow, green of all shades   slate and amber tinted rocks   all
lovely. Leaves falling with a quiet, deliciously mournful sound ;
Wandered across the little burial place, where a child-brother of Ben
lay.    /		Afternoon and rest of the day, rain setting
in sans intermission, did not stir out.      Evening; all fumigating
around the stove in the kitchen, Rankin, Sandy, Ben, Wing,
Joe, and self.   [words crossed out]
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  22. Monday.  Drawing till Evening. Then a bit of a walk, and 
backgammon with Wing.	Joe unwell and consequently sulky.
  23. Tuesday. Drawing in the morning. Sent off a letter to Mr
Hart, apropos of the  Cholera Series .   Afternoon to New York, to
Baker s; to the  Bubble  office, to the  American Tract Society    the
two last calls necessary to be done again, as there was nobody visible. /
Backgammon and fumigation with Wing, at Night.
24. Wednesday. Drawing all day.  Joe off for Middletown
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page forty-three
Description:Comments on the beauty of Autumn.
Date:1849-10-21
Subject:Autumn; Baker; Boardinghouses; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart (publisher); Haun, Ben; Rankin, John; Sandy; Wing, Jabez
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; [Jersey City, New Jersey]; Middletown, [Connecticut]
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One
Description:Details Gunn's first year living in the United States, including his experiences with boarding house living in Jersey City and New York City, looking for work as an artist and a writer, publishing his first book ""Mose Among the Britishers"" and brief visits to Philadelphia and Boston.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Jersey City, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts
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-two 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.