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and the distant city.     A real holiday. Few
New Yorkers about.  The day breezy, but scarcely
sunny.       Returning to the water side, we partook
of a certain meal   fragmentary chips of corned
beef; in the state Christmas night not to be according
to Saint Paul  neither cold or hot  and tobacco
water, miscalled ale.    However appetite was
lain   and then another ramble, on hill side.
Returned at 6 or sooner, supped at Van Name
& Bushs, then to my room.   Stayed awhile,
and then, Barth having tattoed and beautifyed him-
self to Beach Street, there to find Mrs Kidders
new residence.  Found it, nigh to West Broad-
way   little triangular patch of trees and vegetation
in front, like Duane Park.   Lotty opened the
door.    Within were the two Browns, Mrs K,
boy Will and another.   More came anon.
Old Davis &c.    Sat and talked on sofa beside
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and seventeen
Description:Describes a visit to Staten Island with William Barth.
Date:1852-05-16
Subject:Barth, William; Brown, Albert; Brown, Alfred; Davis, Isaac O.; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Kidder, Will; Leisure; Staten Island (New York, N.Y.)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street; West Broadway
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.