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drawings till 7, then out to supper at Van Name & Bushs.   A glass
at the Shades, then return to finish my father s letter, wrote on till
midnight & completed it.
  13.  Friday.   Randall came for minor cuts.  Work on the others.
Down town at 1, dined at French s, left block at Randall s, called at
Sachem & Lantern Offices & Post Office, sending off letters & papers.
Return, work on wood till 6, then to Goslings for supper, where
I met the elder Brown, who told me the particulars of his leaving
Beach Street, where he is now excommunicated by Bell book &
Candle.      Walked out with him, up Broadway far as Grand
Street, (where a luckless boy chanced to be run over by an omnibus;)
  being perched behind one vehicle, & stumbling, another passed right
over him.   We saw the rush & throng into a doctor s shop. There ll
be some mother s heart aching with sorrow to-night.)   Left Brown,
  he s prosy &c   nothing in him.         At Mr Greatbatchs.  Arranged
with Joe about a sea-side journey on the morrow.
  14. Saturday.  Goslings at breakfast.  Met Long.  Return to
room, drawing on wood.    Down town   about the room of Randall &c
being delayed till 1/2 past 3 for blocks, owing to the sullen laziness
of bare necked b hoy-looking Banker.     Called at the Lantern
Office and at Lockingtons.   To Mathews & to Reveille Office with
cuts.     Return, (Joe had started.)     Called at Mr Greatbatchs.
Then to South Ferry, per omnibus.  Crossed to Brooklyn.   Met
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page sixteen
Description:Mentions an incident in which a boy was run over by an omnibus.
Date:1852-08-12
Subject:Banker; Greatbatch, Joe; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington; Long; Mathews, Cornelius; Randall
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street; Broadway; Grand Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

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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.