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in the afternoon.
  {25. Thursday   At work on the tract still. Did not
  26. Friday.}   stir out, save for a bit of a walk in 
the morning of one day, and the evening of the other. Back
gammon and books, divertisements. / Lamartine s History of the
Revolution of which he was, most certainly, the hero.   Most nobly
begun was it. Alas! alas!  when will the peoples be wise enough
to preserve, as well as fight for Liberty,   and when will the
 Knaves and dastards  that are now uppermost in Fair France 
sink to their true level. God speed the time.
  27. Saturday.  To New York in the afternoon   to the
 Bubble Office  where I saw Messrs Brougham and Talman, the
Editors.   Then to the American Missionary Society   saw Mr Roberts
brother in law   also the old gentleman I met there before, when
I first met Mrs Washburn.   Childs is coming there for a
Season, in place of poor Mr R.
  28. Sunday.  Book rummaging   then a walk, smoke and
read up Bergen wards, on the rocks.  Back to dinner   and
reading the rest of the day.  Wing and cronies out fshing off
Communipaw.
  29. Monday. To New York. First to a place in answer
to an advertisement. (supplied.)   Then to Bobbett and Edmonds,
with a block I purchased at Wells & Webb, in exchange for
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page forty-four
Description:Comments on Lamartine's history of the French Revolution.
Date:1849-10-24
Subject:Books and reading; Brougham, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hallock; Roberts, Robert; Talman; Washburn, Mrs.; Wing, Jabez
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
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.