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He s a fine snob,   witness the portrait of him, its attitude
and look. And as Mrs Gore is read principally by the
 hairy-stock-cracy  as she calls  em, so is Albert Smith
prince royal of snobs read and tired and feared by the  Gents 
which he reviles, bedevils and is chief of. 	/		A
ramble with Wing; then taking pipe and Fasso went alone to
Bergen Rocks.  Little wood, lying down amid
   the leaves so red
Which Autumn there had cast
                    When going to her water bed
She had undressed her last ;
And there read the account of the death of Clarinda, and of
the voyage of Waldo and Charles to the Isle of Armida with the
recovery of Rinaldo from the beautiful enchantress. /     The day warm,
not to say hot.	    Rambled back by 2, doze in the afternoon and
Dante in the evening.
  5. Monday.  Wrote to Mr Hallock, the old gentleman I met twice
of the American M S ; relative to the late $9 transaction.   In the
evening, it being the eve of Election day, went to New York, to see if 
anything was stirring.  In the Fourth Ward found divers tar-barrels
burning, boys and rowdies congregated together.   And on  James  Ship  
a great crowd, surrounding a sort of bullocks pen elevated above their
heads, in which were divers excited individuals.   One addressing the
manyheaded beast;   at the top of his voice, exhorting them to  annihilate
the base wretches  who differed from them in quarrel. He was on the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page forty-nine
Description:Mentions a political rally held in New York on the eve of Election Day.
Date:1849-11-04
Subject:Childs; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hallock; Leisure; Nature; Politicians; Smith, Albert; Wing, Jabez
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; [Jersey City, New Jersey]
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.