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talked, with Holbrook &c., and returned to
the eighth drawing I have done this day, finished
then, and now   to bed.
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  {16. Tuesday.     Drawing miscellanously or in
  17. Wednesday}     doors, or out.   Traveler Office
and Reveille.  Work for both.   Saw Mathews at his
Office, had a talk about his Chanticleer, which is
truly a delicious book.     One of these evenings
unto Perry Street, where, after ascertaining that
the Pictures were Not yet raffled, I, in the Bil-
liard room found Picton, costumed a la Garde
National, with capote &c, he being bound into a
ball.  Returning, called at Dobs, she having written
to me a request as to the whereabouts of Charles Brown
as to, which I could not inform her.     I hear that
Tilton holdeth regal sway there, curseth and revileth
the unhappy little feminine nincompoop at pleasure,
that she is also frantically jealous of attentions on his
part unto other women-boarders.     The little woman s 
character is entirely lost, and it would appear with reason.
Snob Surtees professed to leave for this reason.   /
  I am now an habitant of a boarding-house of an
entirely new sort.  Every-thing is done by shifts and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page forty-six
Description:Mentions visiting Mrs. Dobson upon her request for his assistance with finding Charles Brown's whereabouts.
Date:1851-12-15
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dobson, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Mathews, Cornelius; Picton, Thomas; Surtees; Tilton
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Perry 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.