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left.     I don t like the man, he s shifty,
an evil speaker of dignities, men with brains;  
he has intellect,   of a certain caste, not high.
He has one claim to human sympathy,   nobody
likes him.        We met Gas-light Foster in
Broadway, and presently Forrest.       Powell
darted forwards, shaking Forrest s hand, the stal-
wart Metamora looking sideways at him.    /
   Slept for three good hours, the consequences of
taking ale at dinner, and was aroused by
the advent of Mr Royal.           I was heartily
glad to see his honest, quiet face, and after
an half hour or more walked with him to his
abode, at Chatham Street, where Whilome
his boss Dean lived.          Royal seemeth more
content, is land buying at Fordham, by Mor-
risania, and tolerably well to do.     His
wife was out, but we had supper, and then
smoked and talked under a large tree in front
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and sixty-seven
Description:Comments on Thomas Powell.
Date:1852-07-12
Subject:Dean; Forrest, Edwin; Foster, George G.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Powell, Thomas; Royal, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Chatham Street
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.