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 49   thou hast introduced to me many a new face and
scene.  O faithfully kept record of them, with what names, thoughts
and deeds will thy pages be covered in the new-coming year.  With
what thoughts will the name dearest to my heart be blent then   ? Or
may not blank Death check my talk, begun in boy-mood, and contin-
ued this long.  
  One thing I m resolved in   to quit this confounded house and
Jersey City ere another month has passed.  Go ahead   solitude
better than such company.
1850 [illustrated]
 Blessed is he who expecteth nothing for verily he shall never be
disappointed. 	Pope s bit of Martin Scribberus, (if I recollect
right.) 			       January.
  1. Tuesday.  Crossed to the dirty City.  Not so however this day,
frost, ice, snow, clear, exhilarating morning.  And in Broadway
a sight enough to cheer the heart of threescore and ten with the tooth-ache.
Sleighs of all sizes and fashions, merry ringing of bells on the horses,
buffalo and fox skins hanging over the seats,   verily this keeping
up New Years day thus is commendable, originate as it may  
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page seventy-one
Description:Gives his thoughts on the New Year, and describes the celebration in New York City on New Year's Day.
Date:1849-12-31
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; New Year; Parades
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Jersey City, [New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.