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Return at sunset.   More rambles, though brief in the evening, &
to-bed with Joe at about 10 1/2.
  16. Monday.  Up by 5, breakfast, paid 75/100 each, into
the waggon (a sort of canvas cart) with Mr Parker, his son & Fred,
rattled to the landing place.       Aboard the boat;  no one stirring.
Half an hour, off we were.             Sometimes on the boats top, some-
times rambling here, there, & everywhere, sometimes sitting on the lux-
uriously cushioned cabin, where the men laughed confidentially with one
another, or the women read novels languidly, unmindful of the green
shores or sparkling water & laughing sky without.      At New
York, Mr Parker left us,  I to my room, Joe accompanying 
me   and staying awhile.    Drawing on wood, out at 1, to
Reveille, Lantern & Post Offices.   Return.   Down town at
7, supped at Goslings, sat two hours or so, then solitarily to
my room, bed & an hours Shakspere.
  17. Tuesday.   Down town, Goslings, Post Office, Lantern Office,
there some time, Butler, Powell, Bellew & others there.   To Wells
& Webb for of blocks.     To Mathews, return to room, drawing.
Dunsier called   to borrow $1.  Lent it.   Hard at work on
Reveille subjects.   Out to Reade Street for dinner, called at
Mr Alcocks.    Work on till past 7, finished big Reveille cut,
one minor & a lot of Rebusses.     Supped off milk & bread.
Read Charles Lamb
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page eighteen
Description:Describes his return to New York from the New Jersey seaside by boat.
Subject:Alcock; Bellew, Frank; Books and reading; Butler, Warren; Dunsier; Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mathews, Cornelius; Parker; Powell, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; [New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Reade Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02


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.