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the  Mose  one I had of them.  Then to Orrs the Engravers, 
where I learnt that the  Bubble  had burst   no more to be issued.
To Longs   to 136 Nassau, and all the Engravers therein abiding.
To Pictons . (Era Office.) to Wilsons. To Warren Butlers, where I agreed
to draw a design on big block for $2.  Then to Jersey, and
did not stir out any more.  Wasted the evening at whist with
Wing, Garry and one of their fellow boors.  Won t do that any-more.
Much better be reading.
  30. Tuesday.  Up Town.  Calls on Mrs. Washburn, (to enquire
about the Connecticut authoress). Not at home. Ditto Gosling.
Calling at Morse s learnt that he is still at Utica.  Afternoon
to the American Missionary Society, where that Childs has stepped
into the place of a better man.  The fellow don t like me, whether
for the reason that I m an Englishman or no, I know not.  That my
drawings are good I know   I took especial pleasure and care, with
the intent to please Roberts; and I do believe I should have done so  
he was a pleasant fellow and an artist.  This man, can not, or will
not like any names but the ones already acknowleged and knew to him.
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[words crossed out] Grieved and hurt as I was at the fellow s  detail
disparagement , I would not consent to take a quarter price, this time
and so, made out my bill, and left it   having to call on Satur-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page forty-five
Description:States that he believes Childs does not like him.
Date:1849-10-29
Subject:Beecher, Catharine E.; Boardinghouses; Butler, Warren; Card games; Childs; Garry; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Long; Orr; Picton, Thomas; Publishers and publishing; Roberts, Robert; Washburn, Mrs.; Wilson; Wing, Jabez
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Jersey [City, New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):136 Nassau
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
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.