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as promised, to dine with the Dunsier s. Purchased
the first Number of Dicken s  Bleak House  and
reading it by the way. God bless Charles Dickens!
A foul day, mud and thawed snow, gutters
filled with torrents, and discomfort everywhere.
Arrived at Brooklyn, found Dunsier &
his wife about to go to New York for an hour
or twain so with my books I waited their
return, and when they did, spent the remainder
of the day there.
  19.  Friday.   Writing copy for Strong s
Yankee Notions.   Down town once. Saw
Waud in at Swinton and Fay s. Still
sulky.   He must digest his spleen now  
seeing I, who should be most offended have
in vain sought for renewal of intimacy   And
he shall.                     Afternoon as pledged
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page sixty-two
Description:Mentions a visit to the Dunsier's residence in Brooklyn.
Date:1852-03-18
Subject:Books and reading; Dickens, Charles; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Strong, Thomas; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Winter
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
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.