Lehigh University
The Vault at PfaffsAn Archive of Art and Literature by the Bohemians of Antebellum New York
[Previous Issue] Next Issue
Previous Page Next Page
0 matches
the evening,)  passing through an island cut in two.  Landing, I
wend my way to Davids.	Had some provant, a wash and 
half an hours rest, then a bit of a walk for an hour or more,
up Chestnut Street. Somewhat matagrabolized and melancholy.
Pondering much to the knowledge that there s a brother of her I love
abiding in this city, who is no more conscious of my existence, than I
am of where, and what he is.		Back to Davids   sangaree and 
a smoke then to bed.
  23. Friday.  After breakfast off to Hart s. He and Carey about to
dissolve partnership.  Found him in the shop. He under the impression
that I had come to do the  Mose  series here.   Sent for his
lithographer, a kindly Scot; and I accompanied him to his establishment
.  Back to Harts together, and finally decided about the size of the draw-
ings.  The Stories to be forwarded to me.	Called on Mr. Frost,
and then at the Sartain s Magazine office.  Saw Sloanacre   pompous 
dog.   Then to Davids and a dozen oysters.    1/2 past 4 arriving
embarked about the  Trenton.    Bell ringing, porters wheeling big luggage
houses, off we go up the Delaware.  Not a long trip by water   to
Bordentown (I think )   then the Cars for the remainder of the trip.
A stout, good humoured butcher, an Irishman gets in a dispute
with a fellow countryman about England;   the fatter cursing
it, the former praising it above all places.   Thus it began.
 And that s Bristol is it (?   (a place we passed on the route)  
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page fifty-six
Description:Mentions meeting with Mr. Hart in Philadelphia and an argument he witnessed upon returning to New York between two Irishmen over England.
Date:1849-11-22
Subject:Cary; Cary and Hart (Philadelphia, Pa.); Frost; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart (publisher); Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel
Coverage (City/State):[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]
Coverage (Street):Chestnut Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One
Description:Details Gunn's first year living in the United States, including his experiences with boarding house living in Jersey City and New York City, looking for work as an artist and a writer, publishing his first book ""Mose Among the Britishers"" and brief visits to Philadelphia and Boston.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Jersey City, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts
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-two 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.