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in a great state of exhilaration & excitement told me that half
an hour would witness his embarkation for New Orleans.
He hurrying off, I after dining went to the foot of Warren
Street;   but the  Crescent City  had just cleared out.  I 
met his brother Alfred there, who with Mrs Pennoyer & a
masculine unknown had come to witness the departure.    /   I
marvel whether little, foolish, improper Dob knoweth of it.
As an addenda to Brownian characteristics, while returning
from this, in Reade Street I met Charley Brown s victim-
ized washerwoman, who asked me  whether he was yet in
Boston, or had I heard anything of him!   [words crossed out]
  28. Saturday.   Up by 5 1/2, & donning trousers, & red
flannel Shirt to the bathing place, where were others dispor
ting themselves in the salt East River.     Davis with us.  Return,
dressed & to New York, dined ^|breakfasted| at Goslings Sen, to Post
Office, then to my room.        Papers &c, Joe came, with
a letter from home.       Annie Mitchell, bright eyed, affectionate,
pretty, foolish Annie Mitchell is wed to a certain Sweetapple,
had it puffed in newspapers & with husband and brother
Cornelius off to Australia.  /   Were all her children to leave 
I wonder whether that fat old Aunt of mine would feel it? /
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page twenty-four
Description:Mentions the departure of Albert Brown to New Orleans and hearing news of the marriage of Annie Mitchell.
Date:1852-08-27
Subject:Brown, Albert; Brown, Alfred; Clothing and dress; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Davis; Dobson, Mrs.; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Mitchell, Annie; Mitchell, Cornelius; Pennoyer, Mrs.; Sweetapple
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; New Orleans, [Louisiana]; Boston, [Massachusetts]; Australia
Coverage (Street):Reade Street; Warren 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.