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I went back to Chatham Street with Bush, supped there
and stayed till 11, reading, fumigating  & playing with
the juveniles.
  27.  Monday.  Did a huge four column sketch & accor-
ding to promise took it to Bunnell, (Picayune-proprieter)
whom I met on Saturday afternoon & who told me they wanted
me to do their cuts, (vico Boyd, discarded.)          Little cuts for
Reveille.    Calls.   Dined.    With Bunnell to Wells & Webb
for block. (As we crossed Fulton Street, he pointed out to
me smoke rising Brooklyn-wards, which I knew not 
then proceeded from Fagan s shop, which was burnt to the
ground that afternoon.)      Evening drawing on wood till 11.
  28. Tuesday.   Weed came.        Finished big drawing on
wood, took it down town, saw Bunnell, dined, called
at Reveille & Lantern offices &c.  Return, met Watson,
called at his place, gave Weed big cut &c, jumped in omnibus
and to Brooklyn via South Ferry.     Called at Dunsiers,
nobody at home, called at his mothers, saw the old lady &
learnt that he had returned.           Back to New York,
evening writing.
  29.  Wednesday.  Read of the Duke of Wellington s
death in this mornings  paper, thrust under my door, as
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page fifty-six
Description:Mentions that Fagan's shop has burnt down.
Date:1852-09-26
Subject:Boyd; Bunnell; Bush; Drawing; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs. (Mother); Fagan; Fires; Gunn, Thomas Butler; New York picayune.; Watson, John; Weed; Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Chatham Street; Fulton 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.