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to Brooklyn again, their to squire Mrs Dunsier
to a sort of juvenile birth day party held at
her mother in laws, in honor of the eldest 
little girl.     Two grown girls were there
also, one English born, the other a New
Yorker.   Neither pretty.  One had animal
spirits & noise the other naught but particular.
Dunsier came, and Fagan.   The former
having brought a nigger violinist who fiddled
while the folks danced.   But the big ones pre-
vented the little ones, and altogether twas a
stupid noisy affair.     Left about 11, the
nigger playing tunes, and Fagan, found
Dunsier, (who was toddyed) singing to em.
Parted with them, and left Fagan at the
Fulton hotel, returned to New York & bed.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page sixty-three
Description:Mentions a birthday party in Brooklyn he attended with Mrs. Dunsier.
Subject:Birthdays; Children; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs.; Fagan; Gunn, Thomas Butler
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
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.