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Barth came at 1.   With him to Mulberry Street in the expectation of
finding Joe, but he was not in.       Barth leaves for Fort Mackinaw
on the morrow.   Dined together at the Shades, then after box purchasing
at Greenwich Street, to the Lantern Office, where Barth left me.
There an hour, desultory dunning Powell for part of the now owing $39.
Return to room.  Joe came & after an hour or so Barth.    Taking
revolver to pieces, studying construction &c.        To the  Live & let
Live    where we supped.       Subsequently sitting talking for an hour
or twain  in the Park, then accompanying Joe as far as Canal
Street, back to room.   Sitting up talking.  Abed about 2, 
making up one on the floor for Barth.  He off in the morning.
  10.  Friday.  In doors working & matagrabolized all day till
just at sunset Barth came rushing in, bidding me hurry to the North
River with him to witness his embarkation.   There we found Beukman
and anon Livers came.        Barth and his fellow voyager aboard
and soon the big steamer began to move, and sitting on a post at
the dock end   I witnessed Barths exit from the stage, (my stage  
every one s the hero of his own life s drama;) for ten months. Felt
dismal and after an hour or twos work on some blocks Lockington s
boy had brough in the afternoon    went to Mr Greatbatch s. There
an hour or two.         Wrote letter home.
  11.  Saturday.    Joe and the boys called, being going down
to the ship.  (Drawing awhile, then to my usual Saturday
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page thirty-seven
Description:Comments on the departure of William Barth for Fort Mackinac.
Date:1852-09-09
Subject:Barth, William; Beukman; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Joe; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Livers, Sergeant; Lockington; Military; Powell, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street; Greenwich 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.