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pother at Detroit, Michigan.     Supped down
town,  boot purchasing, crossed the Fulton
Ferry, (meeting Dunsier,)  called at Roberts,
and he not at home, returned to New York.
Holcomb and Levy off for Australia next week.
  27  Sunday.   Breakfast at the Rainbow, then at
about 12 to Governors Island.   Barth a certain Scotch-
man with whom he is desirous of exchanging offices.  At
3 or so with Barth crossed back to Brooklyn there
visiting Mrs Norman & family, English folks, not
long arrived.  The old lady I had seen at Mrs Barths
previous to my leaving England.   
A be-Yankified son, (some 15 years here) who had, as is
common with all who do get Americanized, gone the entire
animal to a disagreeable degree         There was a daughter
there, a Miss Norman; pleasant faced and amiable   al-
together the family had more the air of home about it
than I have witnessed for many a day.       We stayed
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and fifty
Description:Describes a visit to the Normans in Brooklyn with William Barth.
Date:1852-06-26
Subject:Barth, Mrs.; Barth, William; Dunsier; Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holcomb; Levy; Mapother, Dillon; Norman, Miss; Norman, Mrs.; Roberts
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Detroit, Michigan; Australia; Brooklyn, [New York]
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.