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Powell.       Called at Mathews.   To Mc A Fee s for
mahogany block.  Met Mr Charles.   Lockington &c.
Afternoon s close, went to Canal Street & had
a warm bath.     Return, found Davis.     Joe called
and walked to the South Ferry with me.     Crossed to
Brooklyn and called at Dunsier s.     Comegys &
Miss Tamison there.  Romping going on.
  14.  Wednesday.   Day like unto life, opening sunny
exhilarating and hopeful, to close dismally.   How
I detest and fear wet weather.  The rainy circle of Dante s
Inferno would be an awful fate for me.   I can t
be happy in wet weather .   Perchance however it
might be endurable   home, fireside and loving faces.
 /         Breakfasted
royally on brown bread & water, then down town.
Called at Mc A Fee s, getting mahogany block.
Met Lockington.     To the  Lantern  Office, whither
at 10 came Brougham and Powell.     Bye
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page eighty-five
Description:Comments on the weather of the day resembling life.
Date:1852-04-13
Subject:Brougham, John; Charles; Comegys; Davis; Dunsier; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; McAfee; Powell, Thomas; Tamison, Miss
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Canal 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.