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bining business with pleasure,  chose the latter, and
sallying out, walked through the calm, quiet, sunny
streets, to the  Rainbow , where I breakfasted, there
meeting old Hunt, who told how Mrs Leave had
quitted Franklin Street; and he himself compelled
for the night to seek strange quarters.  To Brooklyn
by the South Ferry, and finding the new place to
which they had moved, called, seeing Comegys &
Miss Tamerson.        Dunsier and wife abed. Crossed
to the Island, during the afternoon drawing
and slightly abetting Barth in an Indian Ingoldsby
legend of his concoction.
  3.  Monday.  Crossed in Govermental boat
to Castle Garden, in company with Barth, he
having to summons a priest to a sick man, (who
was also delirious;) and their matters.   To the
Lantern Office.  Saw Powell.   Barth left,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and six
Description:Mentions a visit to William Barth.
Date:1852-05-02
Subject:Barth, William; Comegys; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs.; Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hunt; Leave, Mrs.; Powell, Thomas; Tamison, Miss
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Franklin 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.