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acquaintance with Mason, & that s all   at present.
Albert Brown s going to New Orleans   George is sick.
  27.  Friday.   Drawing.  Waud in my room awhile.
Down town, calls at the Reveille & Lantern Offices, to Brooklyn,
returned, room & drawing.  Waud came up at 3 1/2, out with
him with intent to bathe at Staten Island, but by the time we
had reached Trinity Church, heavy rain drops forewarned us
of coming storm.    Return, call at Roberts, there awhile
with him, to room again & then together to Brooklyn, by
the Fulton Ferry, to Grays Bath, where I had a swim, Waud
declining having in stumbling hurt his leg & wounded trouser.
Sitting on the quay, watching the sunset, supped on peaches
[words crossed out] & gingerbread.    Up Front Street, rambled
to the place where Waud & Davis bathe in the morning,   big
ships & outbuildings forming a space sheltered from observation.
Called on Davis, sat talking with him, (his mother-in-law
 Mrs Kerrigan,  good-tempered old Irishwoman in bed, the while,)
then with Waud, at his invite to his room   lodging.    A neat
white-washed room, bed in it & little else, into which we
speedily deposited ourselves.          (By the bye, walking
down Courtlandt Street, at 1 1/2 this morning, I was
pulled by my head-gear from the window of a passing om-
nibus, which stopping, out came Albert Brown, who
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page twenty-three
Description:Mentions visiting Davis and speaking with his mother-in-law Mrs. Kerrigan.
Subject:Brown, Albert; Brown, George; Davis; Food; Gibson, Jane (Mason); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kerrigan, Mrs.; Mason; Roberts; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; New Orleans, [Louisiana]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Courtlandt Street; Front 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.