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Breakfasted leisurely at Goslings Senior, read Sunday
papers & then to Brooklyn.   Waited for two hours
in the little lane by the water side in the expectation
of the advent of a boatman, but none arriving, and
having finished my number of that most remarkable
book Mayhews  London Labour & the London Poet ,
I crossed to New York again and found a boat at
Castle Garden.  Over.  Dined with Barth &
Hungarian Gruby.   Reading &c in the afternoon.
Shower bath.       Return at about 8, (after some wait-
ing for a boatman, in company with others   a
Bermuda born lady, her husband, the boatman
Connor s wife, and a good humored comely Irish
girl, which latter twain arrived in the boat.
Return to New York by the Fulton Ferry.   To my
room and commenced a letter to Boutcher.
19.	Thursday.  Up early with intent to do a
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and seventy-two
Description:Describes a visit to William Barth on Governors Island.
Date:1852-07-18
Subject:Barth, William; Books and reading; Boutcher, William; Connor; Connor, Mrs.; Gruby; Gunn, Thomas Butler
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; 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.