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___ &c.     I believe it s true for my part.  A woman who
believes not in God, is monstrously vain, full of hates &
vanities & infinitesimal spites would be a strumpet.
  Writing, drawing &c all day.   Don t recollect detail.
  7.  Tuesday.  Reveille & Lantern Office.    Drawing
Reveille work all the afternoon.
  8.  Wednesday.   Finished Reveille work by 1.   Dined at
the  Live & Let live ,   to Randalls with blocks, then to
Reveille, & Lantern Offices.   Got no money from the latter.
They owe me $39.        Met Mc Lenan.   
Out with Powell, no go.        Return to room.     Joe called in the
evening. With him to Mulberry Street, & then together to Holt s
boarding house in Robinson Street, calling for Martin & a certain Cali-
fornian, all four then proceeding to Broadway where Joe purchased
a Colt s Revolver, five barrel, paying for it &  fixings  $20,50.
Martin leaving us, we turned in the Shades, sat conversing for an
hour or so, then the Californian left   a good humored, brown faced
Western man was he,   had gone the Overland Route, from the
Mormon City, & had much to tell of digging & washing, of chasing
and slaying Indians   having first made his way to California in
1848.               Parting with Joe at 10, I looked in at Beach
Street for an hour, then to room & bed.
9.	Thursday.   Doing Lockingtonian subjects all the morning.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page thirty-six
Description:Mentions meeting a California man and listening to his tales.
Date:1852-09-06
Subject:Firearms; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington; Martin; McLenan, John; Powell, Thomas; Randall; West (U.S.); Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street; Broadway; Mulberry Street; Robinson 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.