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No letter there for me.    At work all the day on  Mose 
and writing in the evening a Story for the  Empire City. 
  This night a man-child is born of Mrs Faron, the land lady s
eldest daughter.
  5. Wednesday. Story scribbling all the morning.  In the after
noon, Wing finally deciding upon return to his native  down east  packs
up, bids adieu to the folks of the house   and off. I go over to New 
York and the Steamboat with him and at 4 o clock see the last of
his whiskers, for some-time at least, if not for ever. (This same 
day also, the two German cigar-workers leave,   yesterday Sandy mi-
grated to Newark.) Hugh resolves to become a denizen of my room,
  (he has remained behind his brother it seems, induced by the tender
passion which hath been inspired in his heart, so rumour sayeth, by
a certain girl existant in a neighbouring  candy -shop. ) 	        On
leaving Wing, (or rather his leaving with the  Massachusetts )   I visit Ful-
ton Street, leave my article of the Empire City Office, and then call
on Warren Butler. Talk with him half an hour.    Purchase camel
brush for lithographing &c in Fulton then to Jersey and my now solitary
room.
  6. Thursday.  Mose  all day .   Did not stir out save
for the purpose of lamp purchasing.   Hugh Hill nocturnally
occupieth Wing s bed.  I see but little of him, inasmuch as he visiteth
his inamorata each evening ;   pleasant hours possibly. /	Still
no letter from Her  
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page sixty-one
Description:Mentions the departures of Wing and Sandy from the boarding house, and states that Hugh is his new roommate.
Date:1849-12-04
Subject:Bilton, Mary; Boardinghouses; Butler, Warren; Childbirth; Drawing; Faron, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Muir, Hugh; Sandy; Wing, Jabez
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; [Jersey City, New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Fulton 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.