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Return.  Met Anderson junior, Fred.
A bit of a walk with Swinton.  To room   drawing.  Waud
& Davis came.   Supped at Goslings together.  They at my 
room after,   Waud writing from my dictation to the 
 Life in Boston,  anent the Gleason correspondence; we thinking
of publishing those letters in t.   Drawing on wood till 11.
  17.  Friday.  Down town to Sachem Office.  Two hours or
so there, Picton, Mount, Wren & the usual crowd about, pun-
ning, joking & revilement, as usual ending in triple imbibition.
Nagle met us, & assisted at the oblation.   Got daguerrotypes of
Wren & Picton for transferment to wood.   Dined; to Post Office
& woodpeckers.  To Lantern Office.  Swinton there.  Row
with Powell.  Brougham present.   Ignored Powell s existence
& talked to Brougham.     To Neagle & other calls.  Return
ned to room at about 5.          Waud & Davis came.   Supped
at Van Name & Bush s with them.   Returned & to bed.
Dismal night, excessive diarrhea.
  18. Saturday.  Sachem Office once, twice and thrice,
with intermediate visits to Randall, the Lantern & Reveille
Offices.  Finally found Picton   rather owlishly drunken,  
two or three others & a young woman who called him  Tho-
mas.   Got Reveille money.   Previously had delivered to
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page forty-three
Description:Mentions having dinner with Alfred Waud and Davis.
Subject:Anderson, Fred; Brougham, John; Davis; Gleason; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mount; Nagle, James P. (Watt); Picton, Thomas; Powell, Thomas; Publishers and publishing; Randall; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Wren
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02


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.