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Hutchings the block for the Picayune. (This drawing  I
had done for the Lantern, but fetched it away, seeing that
the money was not forthcoming.)    Breakfasted at Goslings   
More calls, till 4 in the afternoon. Then to Lantern Office.
Talk with Brougham, Watson &c, former left.    Another row
with Powell. No money.            Calling in at the Daily Times
Office I met Weldon, and to my great pleasure found him to
be the Author of certain letters published in the paper under
the nomm de plume of the  City Hall Bellringer ,   
 clever things they are too.     Drank with him.   To
Halleck Building.      In at Swinton & Fay s.      Roberts
there.         Evening, in my room some time, then out to
sup at the Shades.         Turning out at 9 o clock stood
on the Broadway sidewalk a good half hour, looking on the
passers by.      A thoughtful, exer-
cise this.
  19.  Sunday.    Doing chores &cs till Waud came, with word
that he & Fay were off for a sketching excursion.  Out with
them,  leaving them & returning to breakfast, they off for
Hoboken.     Followed, with Mathews  Moneypenny  & pipe. Found
them by the Pavilion,   Elysian Fields tavern, both standing
sketching a certain sleeping toper, who lay under an old
boat, amid the trees.              Rambled on with them & thus
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page forty-four
Description:Describes a sketching expedition to Hoboken with Alfred Waud and Fay.
Subject:Books and reading; Brougham, John; Drawing; Fay; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hutchings, Dick; Lantern.; Leisure; Powell, Thomas; Publishers and publishing; Roberts; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Watson, John; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Hoboken, [New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.