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Met Actor Pope.    Billiardizing he was.
  23. Sunday.  Roused by the ticking of my clock
& a plashing shower of rain, turned over & dozed
again.     Rose, did chores &c, and at about 11 out,
crossed the South Ferry to Brooklyn, and was rowed by
Foley to the Island.        Arrived at the Hospital, was
alone for two hours, & dined alone, then Barth ar-
rived.  A close, humid day, no sun out, and a
rain and thunder storm at night.   Wrote & talked
all the evening, till some 2 or three on the mor-
ning, then to bed.
  24.  Monday.   To New York, through the close
clammy mist and vapour, which shrouded everything,
making the barks loom out ghostly when we approached
them.       Called at Lockingtons;  lost divers shillings
through a small pocket hole,  while promenading up
Broadway, then to room.    Randall came, with 
cuts.  Paid him.  Down town, got rebusses at
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and twenty-three
Description:Mentions a visit to William Barth on Governors Island.
Date:1852-05-22
Subject:Barth, William; Billiards; Foley; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington; Pope; Randall; Writing
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):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.