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good week s work and down town to breakfast.   I
like this matin walk extremely.  The morning s
breath welcomes you sweet and wooingly, the sunlight
seems to laugh outright joyously, and my walk
through the Park is a downright pleasure.    It s less
difficult to be reconciled to City life,   more easy to
not think of want & vice at such times.         Return,
and at work on a  Lantern    social.  Finished it by
1/2 past 1 on wood, & took it down.     Dined.  To
Lantern Office.  Brougham & Powell.   Return and
drawing on wood again .     Evening after an hours
desultory waiting for Waud & Fay, down town with
them, with intention of supping at Goslings   but
they had delayed so long the place was closed.    So they
went to the Rainbow, & I, not feeling carnivorous
went to Van N s and had some clams, then
returning to my room & bed by 1/2 past 10.
  20. Tuesday.  Down town. Send off papers for
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and seventy-three
Description:Comments briefly on morning walks.
Date:1852-07-19
Subject:Brougham, John; Fay; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Powell, Thomas; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, 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.