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throughout the day, during the latter part, up on the rocks
summit, amid the little inclosed, tree bordered patches of
lush & lusty verdure there abounding.    Waud having wandered
off, Fay & I returned at an hour after sunset, & supped
at the  Live & Let Live , on quitting which we met Waud.
I returned with him.
  20.  Monday.  Working.  Mr Weldon came, stayed half an
hour, looking over my books   & departed with the Second Part of
 Faust .         Out.   to Chamber Street, saw Mr Greatbatch.   To
the  Recruit  office a Democratic Campaign paper, started for the
vilification of Scott & the beautification of Pierce, (of course edited
& conducted by Irishmen.)    Down town, met Picton at the drinking
shop   he in conversation with J B Holmes, who had sought him
out to join the  Lone Star  association for the purpose of Cuban
invasion.  Much talk thereon.          Holmes has been in Cuba before
and the purity of his motives consist of hate to Spaniards & monarchy
& anticipated women ravishment.       Says he   I know a house
where there s three beautiful girrrls & if you ll go, we ll
share!   /     Other calls.     Saw Hutchings, got paid $4 for
Picayune cut.  To the Lantern, no money.    To Wells & Webb,
Post Office &c    Dined.     Return, & drawing on wood.  Down
town again to Lantern Office, partially inclined by the promises
of that magnificent liar Powell.   Watson and Seymour (alias
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page forty-five
Description:Describes a conversation with Thomas Picton and J.B. Holmes about the ''Lone Star Association'' and the invasion of Cuba.
Date:1852-09-19
Subject:Books and reading; Democratic Party (U.S.); Fay; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holmes, John B.; Hutchings, Dick; Irish; Lantern.; Leisure; Lone Star Association (New York, N.Y.); Picton, Thomas; Pierce, Franklin; Powell, Thomas; Presidential campaigns; Publishers and publishing; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Scott, Winfield; Watson, John; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Cuba
Coverage (Street):Chamber 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.