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I would I could dream of the face which in boy-time
I loved so dearly, and which, at odd, lonely times haunts
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[words crossed out]  I know its a folly; 
yet it will, at certain times rise up,   and I think
  Such it Might have been, but is not
          There   a quite enow for the night. [words crossed out]
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  11.  Thursday.   Doing a drawing on wood for as-
trological Book, having completed it, and others, down
town, [words crossed out].  Traveler, Reveille Office, &c.
Afternoon either working at Franklin Street, or down
town.  Unceasingly occupied.
  12. Friday.  Drawing and at the Office late morr-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page forty-four
Description:Mentions drawing on wood for an astrological book.
Subject:Bilton, Mary; Gunn, Thomas Butler
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):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.