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of the workshop.      Bush was there, one of the
sojournes s in time past at Holt s.          I d a
very pleasant evening.    The men were neither very
brilliant, or highly educated, but they talked
common sense, and were sincere and honest of
heart.     They had a home feeling, and love of
home attributes about them.  They were not selfish
nor egotistic, nor vain;   they did not detract
from, or envy anybody.   Nothing was said or done
that jarred against good feeling.          Humble folk
are happy folk, and a working man need not be
vulgar.        Royal s wife came about 10, and a 
bustling good tempered woman she proved,   we
must needs have some of her cherry & currant pie,
and so we did,  and then set-to singing. She
sang too, both pleasantly and in good taste. Dob-
dens songs and such as were liked thirty years
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and sixty-eight
Description:Describes dining and visiting with Frank Royal.
Subject:Bush; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holt, Mrs.; Royal, Mrs.; Royal, Frank; Songs; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.