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spend one as I d wish.  What a genial one it
should be, and how well can I picture it! Ah me!
  25. Thursday.   Christmas Day, a blessing upon 
it.     Sunny and cold, ice, snow and sleigh-bells
every-where.   Drew a little, then out.   Met
Forrest in Broadway, who acknowledged recognition
by a most gracious wave of the hand as he entered
the Theatre.  Met Joe, who invited me to his
fathers that evening.     Down town to the Traveler
Office.     Found two printers dining off potatoes &
expecting Holbrook, who did nt come.     Stood some
ale &c., talked awhile then left.   Back to din-
ner, rather lonely.   Scarce a soul to give season-
able greeting to me.    Met Nagle at the Carleton,
and drank with him.     Dined at about 4, then
after an hour of or so to Mr Greatbatchs. There 
all the evening save for a walk with Joe to the 
Art Union Exhibition.   Snowing hard  
  26. Friday.  Drawing hard all the morning
Rebusses &c for Reveille.     Barth came. Lock-
ington came in the afternoon.   Down town with
him .  To Reveille.  Got $1.50.    To Traveler.
Holbrook came in evening with third part of 
sum for astrological block from Roback.
  27. Saturday.     Having overnight made a
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page fifty
Description:Discusses the events of Christmas Eve, 1851.
Date:1851-12-24
Subject:Barth, William; Christmas; Drawing; Forrest, Edwin; Greatbatch, Joseph; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Lockington; Nagle, James P. (Watt); Roback
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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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.