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out the  Wenham.	   Evening with Wing   purchased a
stove and pipe, fixing  the same.
  3. Saturday.  Letter from Cary and Hart, declining  Cholera  
and suggesting  Mose  as mentioned by me to them.     Afternoon to
the American Tract Society.    Childs   [word crossed out]   Fresh disagree-
ables.   Got $9   half price. Roberts brother in law, a young
fellow there detests the transaction and Childs for it   considering him
a humbug and liar   and that he produced drawings not done by
him^|self| and assumed the merit.   Indignantly sympathetic with me, and
 sure Roberts would have liked the drawings.  So think I. /
Went to the Bowery   Tailor there.  Then to Christopher Street and
the Greatbatchs, where I learnt to my surprise that Joe has been in
New York all the time since his last arrival, ill, or entertaining
the resolve and fervent belief that he is so. He s at Duane
Square.  Mr. Greatbatch and the boys. I always have the warm-
er welcome from the latter.  Won t call again for a month or more.
Left and to the Bowery Schnieders. Over coat not arrived   so
strolled into the  Bowery Fancy fair    Wheels of Fortune, where by
payment of a shilling you may win something ingeniously useless which
might be worth six pence. Lowther Arcade articles. Ordinary look-
ing girls in cotton, housemaid looking frocks.   Lots of pictures hanging
about. And at the end of the room some twenty or thirty volumes
of old books.  Latin, French and German, besides English. Fun
to see half a dozen  Bowery b hoys  grinning over an antique
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page forty-seven
Description:Mentions a visit to the Greatbatches and having to accept half-price pay from Childs for drawings originally done for Mr. Roberts.
Date:1849-11-02
Subject:American Tract Society; Books and reading; Cary and Hart (Philadelphia, Pa.); Childs; Fairs; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Joe; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Roberts, Robert; Reuben; Wing, Jabez
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Christopher Street
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.