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with Roberts to the foot of Broad Street, where lay the
little vessel.  No stirring till Monday.  Returned
to Excelsior, oysters &c, then to Office.   Drawing till
9 or so, when Joe came.    With him to Reade
Street tavern for Welch Rarebit.              Talk
with Fay in his room, apropos of Monte
Christo   he thinking Revenge a fine thing, and
the hero of the book a fine fellow instead of a
most consummate and cold blooded snob.
  5.  Sunday.   Sunlight and blue sky.  A 
call on Lockington, then break fast at the Rainbow
and then walking through the still, peaceful streets
towards the South ferry.        Saw Roberts & Joe
Butler at the Vessel   the latter in a never-to-
wear out sort of suit of quilted corderoy, with more
pockets in it than one can think of in a day s time.
Crossed to Brooklyn, got boatman & to the
Island.        Dined with Barth   Creecy
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page seventy-eight
Description:Mentions a conversation with Fay about ''The Count of Monte Cristo.''
Date:1852-04-04
Subject:Barth, William; Books and reading; Butler, Joe; Clothing and dress; Creecey; Fay; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington; Roberts
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broad Street; Reade Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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.