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day next for payment   (which I don t think they can avoid.)
Called at Butlers for block, and in the evening made the sketch
for it.	      This day got a letter from Mr Hart (enquiring price of  Cholera  Sketches)
  31. Wednesday.  Drew Butlers thing on the wood  a la Gilbert, 
in the morning.  In the afternoon took it over to him, and got another
little thing to do for a dollar and half.   No matter. I d refuse
nothing, however poorly paid, rather than be idle.  Returning,
having seen by the paper that the old Wenham was in port walked down 
all the quays on the North River, with the intent to have a look at her   
but could-not find her.  Mighty cold.   Over to town again, with Wing
in the evening   seeing about an over coat in Chatham Street   as the
weather is cruelly chilly.
        November /
  1. Thursday. Drawing little vase with flowers for Butler in the
morning.  Deathlike cold all the time too. In the afternoon putting
portfolios and drawings in order. Evening bit of a walk out into the
clear frosty night with Wing   enquiring about prices of stove.  Boy came
for block.
  2. Friday.  Twice over to New York, to Dewitts and Davenports,
to get Sartain s bill on them turned into paper four and two pences.
Effected it the second time. Then   walked down unlimited docks
in the East River for the rest of the afternoon, but did not find
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page forty-six
Description:Mentions looking unsuccessfully for the ''Wenham,'' which was supposed to be in port, and accepting small jobs in order to avoid being idle.
Subject:Butler, Warren; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart (publisher); Publishers and publishing; Sartain; Wenham (Ship); Wing, Jabez
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Chatham Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07


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.