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Got a copy of The Examiner newspaper at the Post Office also.
 That deep mouthed Boetian Savage Lauder  is stirring finely
about Kossuth.	I like the Examiner for the sake of Leigh Hunt.
  /    Work on  Mose  all day.       Evening with Hughie to New York
through the bleak, ice covered streets to Duane Square, where I learnt
that Joe has gone down east, starting last Friday.
  12. Wednesday.  Mose  all day and part of the evening.  Game
at whist, at night, with Hughie, Ben and an Englishman (steward
I think to one of the mail-steamers, which this morning cleared out
leaving him behind, the which he s mighty indifferent to.)
  13. Thursday.  To New York.  Warren Butler s where I got the big
mahogany blocks for show-bill drawing.  Also a box-wood one, which
a German had drawn on and made a mess of.  This, being wanted
immediately, I, after dinner went to work on, and continued till mid-
night, by which time I finished it.    Brinsley very drunk all day
and a great nuisance;   had to turn the key and forbid him entrance.
The tale of  Ike Charles and his G hal  appears in The Empire City.
  14. Friday. To New York with drawing for Warren Butler.  There
an half hour or so.     At work on big poster the rest of the day.
  15. Saturday. Big show bill.    Evening, scribbling second
part of my  Empire City  tale.   Had to go out for lamp replenishment
at night, dreary, gusty, slippery streets.  Melancholic as a cat.
Letter from Joe, down east.
  16. Sunday. Scribbling the live-long day, till midnight. Finished
the tale of  Ike Charles.     Collinson, our Oxford born boot-maker
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page sixty-three
Description:Mentions working on a show bill for Warren Butler and having to lock a drunk Brinsley out of his room.
Date:1849-12-11
Subject:Boardinghouses; Brinsley, Silenus; Butler, Warren; Collinson, Bill; Drunkenness; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haun, Ben; Hunt, Leigh; Kossuth, Lajos; Muir, Hugh; Ned
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; [Jersey City, New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Duane Square
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.