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is the carrier s wont.        A notable man gone, and one whom
England will long hold in rememberance.      I liked the old
Duke inasmuch as there was no cant about him   born and
reared an aristocrat, how could he be aught else.   His great
military services   (surely he was the greatest living Soldier in
fairly out-generalling the callous-hearted Corsican despot,) were
the result of his idea of duty to his country.  He didn t
rave about  Suns of Australitz  & forty ages sitting on a Pyra-
mid  & such bosh,   to his legions   military brevity &
duty & discipline.    He was an English gentleman & he over
threw Napoleon!  Let his memory be honored for it!     What
infinite hate & spite must have raged in the tyrant s heart to
dictate in his will, a pension to the scoundrel who attempted
Wellington s assassination. /               Down town, to Reveille
& Lantern Offices,  Bunnell & Prices, gossip with Mathews
& then returned to room and drawing.    Did large Reveille
cuts.  Dined at 2  at  Shades .   Room again, drew rebusses
&c, down town,  Lockingtons, Randall s (getting cut from Weed
given him to do on Saturday, & paying him.)    Gave Randall
Reveille cut.   To Bunnell & Prices,  to Well s &
Webbs   got blocks.       To Chapin s, found Waud there,
and a black-bearded good humored German.    Stayed look-
ing over drawings & an hour, then returned to room.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page fifty-seven
Description:Comments on the Duke of Wellington upon learning of his death.
Subject:Bunnell; Chapin, E.H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Military; Napoleon I, Emperor of the French; Price; Randall; Waud, Alfred; Weed; Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; England
Scan Date:2011-02-02


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.