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It is supposed that my Uncle Samuel is dead.   His was a manly,
embittered spirit.     His life   a sad result of early follies &
disobedience to over-severe parents.     I liked him much & would
have liked him more, if he d have let me.   I knew my mother
loved him sisterly all his life.  /          Joe off, he says, on
the 10th, by the  Ocean Eagle.        /         Down town, to the
wood-peckers   Randall & Co,  got proofs, paid Randall, to
Lantern Office, saw Powell; (Brougham at Washington,)   to
Mathews, to the Reveille Office with cuts, saw Murphy, got
paid for last week, and out into the rain & mud again.
To the  Live & let Live   saloon, dined.  Back to my room
by 4, out again to purchase white lead for the benefit of the 
bugs, which I could not compass.   So returned, dozed till
7, then puttying up holes in wall &c, writing, doing chores,
a perfect hurricane of wind & rain raging without.
  29.  Sunday.   Rain over, the streets washed cleaner than
I ever witnessed before, & wind boisterous.     Doing chores, and at
About 10 1/2 to the Shades & breakfast.    There reading papers
two hours or more, returned to room.    Reading, dozing, &
then a most extensive swabbing & scrubbing of the floor, of one
hours duration.      By 5, out & to Mulberry Street.    There
till 11 at night.           Talk of Australia.      Joe expects to de-
part on the tenth of next month.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page twenty-five
Description:States that Joe Greatbatch will depart for Australia on September 10th on the ''Ocean Eagle.''
Date:1852-08-28
Subject:Brougham, John; Butler, Samuel; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mathews, Cornelius; Murphy; Powell, Thomas; Randall
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Washington, [District of Columbia]; Australia
Coverage (Street):Mulberry 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.