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thick walking.  Evening to Brooklyn.  Called
at Dunsiers.  His wife very dangerously ill,   a
miscarriage, he much moved there
at.   Left, returned to New York.
  6.  Tuesday.  In doors all day. Filthy
weather out o doors, writing and drawing.  Little
design on wood (the scoundrel cheating me of payment whereafter) for a seal for 
Morey. Hol-
brook come in the evening.  (Some part of
it sitting in Mr Cunninghams room down
stairs, they having returned here,  after four
weeks sojourn at the mansion of the Leonard
Street Dickies, the feminine one of which getteth
drunk in most unseemly manner, and hath a
Tilton in the man Garrot.
   7. Wednesday.  Down town.  To Strongs, to
Reveille, to Traveller, thence to Post Office, thence
to Cliff Street, (Spottiswoodes ) thence to Genin,
thence to dinner.     To Canal Street, then writing
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page eight
Description:Mentions Mrs. Dunsier's miscarriage.
Subject:Cunningham; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs.; Garrot; Genin; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Morey; Strong, Thomas; Tilton
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street; Cliff Street; Leonard Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four
Description:Includes descriptions of looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, boarding house living, visits to Mrs. Kidder and her daughter Lotty, the start of the ''Lantern'' publication and joining the ''Lantern Club,'' attending a ball on Governors Island, attending a lecture by E. H. Chapin, visits to Staten Island, and a visit to Niagara Falls.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Niagara, 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.