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profession.   Of the Influence and Regard
he was held in.   His moderation, religion and
earnestness of purpose.       Of the Import of Ship-
money, and his contest with Charles.     His de-
feat yet triumph.     Then of the Wars, and
his counsel that events should be briskly proceeded
with.     Of his Death.       Then, generally of
the man s good, frank, brave, liberty loving
nature, no demagogue, or mere zealot, untrust-
able creature of impulse, but a thinking, sober
man.      Akin to Washington.       Of his fore
knowledge of men.     Speaking of Cromwell.  If
we come to avar with the King (which God forbid)
that Sloven will be the greatest man in England 
      Applying the subject to this and all times, 
the lecturer showed how good it was to refresh
ourselves by the example of these men,   that we
may have faith and love to animate us.   That
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page seventy-three
Description:Describes a lecture by E.H. Chapin on John Hampden.
Subject:Chapin, E.H.; Charles I, King of England; Cromwell, Oliver; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hampden, John; History; Lectures and lecturing
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; [England]
Scan Date:2011-02-07


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.