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the  Happy Man  followed, Brougham playing the Irish
Hero of it.          Verily he is marvellously rich in Irish parts,
and every way a fine actor   does no vulgarisms or gag too.
When in Sir Lucius he has to say,  If I cannot succeed
myself, I m glad to see success in others,  the audience took
the phrase as applicable to his own ill fortune in former Lyceum
management, & cheered lustily, which pleased me.    /        A
glass of ale at an English place, (where I met Neagle,)
and at midnight down Broadway with Waud, Fay soon
quitting us.       Arrived at our corner, a talk with watch-
man Murtough & decent into a small basement cellar that
day opened in the very bottom of  our  building as an oyster &
drinking place.     Not much bigger than a pantry, proprietor
to match;   a b hoy imbibing and a girl of the town. Ten
minutes & a drink, then with Waud mounted aloft to my
room, & to bed.  He on floor with buffalo-hide & long
sofa lid of my box, & pillow; I in box.
  26. Sunday.  Breakfast at Sweeneys with Waud. He back
reading  Bleak House ,  I drawing  Soutag s  portrait on wood
for Lockington, who called for it, once alone, (ere we had
risen,)  & anon with Holbrook, after Waud had gone down
town, to draw at Chapin s.    Finished at 1, & straight
to Mr Royal s as promised.       Dined, though after time,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page fifty-four
Description:Comments on John Brougham as an actor.
Date:1852-09-25
Subject:Actors; Books and reading; Brougham, John; Chapin, E.H.; Fay; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Lockington; Murtough; Nagle, James P. (Watt); Royal, Frank; Theater; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.