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very house vibrated again with the row  
Mrs Leave came up at supper and remained
all the rest of the time.          I left at 11, they
being hard at  Poker. 
  19.  Monday.   Mr Hart came.  He off
For Rome and Cazenovia straightway.  At
work on outline all day.  Alf with me, here
and there.
  20.  Tuesday.   Davis calling with the in-
telligence that the East River being frozen over,
he had crossed dry shod.  Down town with
Alf.  Called on Roberts, out and imbibed with
him, then to the Reveille Office, thence to
the East River.   But a thaw had loosened
the ice by this time near the edges, and
though the Ferry boats lay fast frozen in,
and far as you could see on either side,
was ice bound water, yet Jack Frost s Capital
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page seventeen
Description:Mentions the frozen East River.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Davis; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Leave, Mrs.; Roberts; Waud, Alfred; Winter
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Cazenovia, [New York]; Rome, [New York]
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.