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mother, wife or sister doing this sort of thing.  Bah!    Among
all the women I saw at this Camp Meeting, not one did I
find looking other than a zealot startled from ordinary insipidity.
Roberts wife an amiable little creature, 
don t think herself a  Christian , wishes she were, & is a
little like Dob in the face, though pleasantly so.    
Butler s wife is none of the wisest.    /              Arrived at New
York   (how freshly beautiful did the bright broad river and its
tall cliffs & leafy banks look in the morning s light & how much
more worthy attention, eye & heart worship than the mopping & moving
within   )     we disembarked;    Roberts put the womankind into
a carriage & we went to his Office.       Left him & to mine.
Wrote copy for Reveille & other cuts, then down town, to the
Post Office, dined, to Dickinsens, to Reveille Office with cuts
&c, to Lantern Office.      About all the afternoon.  Lockingtons
&c.
  5.  Sunday. Barth came, have gotten a day s holiday.  Breakfast
at Goslings, then to Staten Island for a days ruralizing. Find-
ing Swinton s residence we called on him and sat in the
parlour conversing over a glass of wine most pleasantly.   A
goodly place is this of the paternal Swintons.      The long venetian
blinds were carefully closed, at once excluding the broad blaze of
sunlight without & insects [words crossed out]  annoyances.   The carpet, under-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page thirty-three
Description:Describes attending a ''Camp Meeting'' with Roberts.
Date:1852-09-04
Subject:Barth, William; Butler, Warren, Mrs.; Camp meetings; Dickenson; Dobson, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington; Religion; Roberts; Roberts, Mrs.; Staten Island (New York, N.Y.); Swinton, Alfred; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
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.