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playing  Hail to the chief,  and a crowd present.
Cannon firing off in the road at intervals.
All in honor of the Democratic nominee Franklin
Pierce.    Met Lockingtons  Aztec  among the
crowd.     Left and to room.
  10. Thursday.  Breakfasted down town, then
called at Lockingtons, and after other calls, out
with Holbrook to a certain basket and wooden ware
store in Fulton Street.   Made sketches .  To 
room, Lockington coming with block, drew on block,
(saw Waud there,) called on Dickinson, then to
Brooklyn across the South Ferry.   Called at
Dunsiers place   they had cleared out.   Across
Buttermilk Channel to the Island, mighty rough
wind about, and terrific splashing.  Arrived, to
the Hospital, Book talk &c  till 12 or so
then bed.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and thirty-nine
Description:Mentions a celebration for the Democratic Party nomination of Franklin Pierce.
Subject:Barth, William; Books and reading; Dickinson; Dunsier; Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Lockington; Pierce, Franklin; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Fulton Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07


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.