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22. Sunday. Reading, idling and drawing till afternoon;
then called at George and Joe s boarding-house. There, talking 
together on the door  stoop  at the back of the house till past 5.
In the Evening, they calling on me, we took a walk by the 
riverside; meeting the boys by the way.	Looked in at Grove
Street, in returning.
  23. Monday. At work on  Mose  all day. Fred came in 
the afternoon to go on an errand to New York for me, which 
by leaving the money behind him he made a mess of.      George called 
and we had a walk together.
  24. Tuesday. To Bobbett and Edmond s, with the first block of
Mose, and with the latter to Stringer and Townsend s. Talk thereon 
with Stringer, also as to my supplying illustrations to a Guide book 
projected by the Erie Railway Company. (200 miles of fine country, 
free ticket to travel hither and thither and 225 dollars.)	Made 
a call at Harpers. (the methodist book publishers who have made 
a fortune by republishing English books,   and some of them of 
a most trashy and libertine sort.)	Saw a cart overturn, 
very neat spell. 	Back to Jersey City.	Evening a walk 
by the river with George and Joe, afterwards the former only 
Grove Street, and a call there.	At dominoes in a little grog-
shop, temporarily occupied by Wing, a fellow boarder of George s.
  25. Wednesday. New York. Bobbett and Edmonds. Then
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page eight
Description:Mentions working on his project ''Mose among the Britishers,'' and the possibility of illustrating a guide book projected by the Erie Railway Company. Mentions playing dominoes.
Date:1849-07-22
Subject:Bobbett and Edmonds (New York, N.Y.); Bolton, George; Erie Railway; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Publishers and publishing; Stringer; Stringer and Townsend (New York, N.Y.); Wing, Jabez
Coverage (City/State):Jersey City, [New Jersey]; New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Grove Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One
Description:Details Gunn's first year living in the United States, including his experiences with boarding house living in Jersey City and New York City, looking for work as an artist and a writer, publishing his first book ""Mose Among the Britishers"" and brief visits to Philadelphia and Boston.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Jersey City, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts
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-two 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.