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praised her.           Left. Dod walking out a bit
to purchase some  chalk  for Lotty, she complaining
of having  the heartburn. 
  26. Monday.   Roused by a plashing rain
storm, which however partly cleared off as I issued
forth & took my way through muddy streets &
over swollen kennels to the foot of Duane Street.
The boat waiting to transport me to the Jersey shore
I had time to take two cups of very hot though equivocal
coffee & four dough nuts at an al fresco vendors.
Then hurried aboard, got carpet bag transmitted into a
check and the boat stirring across the wet mist &
water, and to the cars.     Soar inside, seated &
off they start.     Fraternized with an individual in
adjacent seat, whom I knew to be an Englishman,
by his speech, civility and [word crossed out] square-toed
boots.   He was a Nottinghamshire man, had
been here but 6 months, & spoke with an accent
very like Richardson.  We talked together till
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and eighty-one
Description:Describes his railroad departure from New York on the way to Niagara Falls.
Date:1852-07-25
Subject:Dodd, Dan; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Medicine; Railroad; Railroad travel; Richardson; Travel
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Duane 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.