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Street, to the Excelsior    Dining place, there
dined in comfort.   Then, walking down Broadway
to the Battery, took a boat, and Alf rowed
me across to Governors Island.   Found Barth
matagrabolized, and in the doldrums.   Stayed
ten minutes or so, then back to Alf, and to
New York.   It was a lovely day, not much
wind stirring, and the sunlight warm on the
face, anticipating the glorious midsummer time.
Back to Broadway.   Left Alf at the door,
and to Mulberry Street.  Supped with them &
then with Joe & Fred back to my room. There
to Chapins, but he not preaching, to the Tabernacle
where we heard a slightly brimstony sermon. Left
them in Centre, and to Mrs Kidders. Talked
awhile with Lotty;   she desirous now of playing
at Broughams .    Came away about 11, and
to bed with Alf.     There s beneath, first a
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page fifty-five
Description:Mentions a visit to William Barth on Governors Island, and hearing a ''brimstony'' sermon.
Subject:Barth, William; Brougham, John; Chapin, E.H.; Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.); Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Religion; Sermons; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Mulberry 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.