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10.  Tuesday.   Dunsier called, as he did yesterday.   Lockington
called.  Did drawing, down town with it.   To Reveille office, then to Ex-
celsior, (meeting Hutchings there;)  to Lantern Office.   Dined with Powell.
To the Hamilton Avenue Ferry & crossing called at the new place of the
Dunsiers.   He having to go out as the afternoon wore on, I went up stairs
and dozed for two hours or more, during which there was a plentiful
rain & thunder storm.        Down stairs, supped with them, talking with
Dunsiers mother, an old Englishwoman, (widow of a Bermuda commisiarat)
who talk pleasantly, and had had Tom Moore for a guest, once for some
weeks.       Return to New York, and to my room.   Writing up
the last page or twain, the rain outside.
  11. Wednesday.  Up early, down town to breakfast.  [words crossed out]
     Called at Wells & Webb for blocks & at Lantern
Office, (no body there.)     Return, drawing on wood, hard till 1.   Dined at Gos-
lings.   Lantern again, saw Powell & others .   Return, called twice unsuccess-
fully at Mathews,  to room, drawing till 5.   Barth called.     Two cases of
cholera on the island,   (there s six in New York also.)   Walked to Castle
Garden with Barth, saw him off, meditatively back.      Writing a letter to my
father apropos of Niagara, all the evening.
  12.  Thursday.   To Lantern Office with block, Randall calling just
as I quitted my room.    Saw Mathews at his place.  Back, at work
on the Reveille cut.   Dined at Reade Street shades, at 2. Finish
ing cut, to Randall & Weed with it.  Return & at work on minor
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page fifteen
Description:Describes having dinner with the Dunsiers.
Date:1852-08-10
Subject:Barth, William; Diseases; Drawing; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs. (Mother); Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hutchings, Dick; Lantern.; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Moore, Thomas; New York reveille.; Powell, Thomas; Randall; Weed
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Hamilton Avenue; Reade Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five
Description:Includes descriptions of Gunn looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, witnessing a fire at a chocolate factory, attending a religious camp meeting, his friendship with Lotty Whytal, the 1852 presidential election, a visit to Niagara Falls in the winter, a visit to Toronto, Canada, and the Crystal Palace in New York.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Railroad; Publishers and publishing; Religion; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Niagara, New York; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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.