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and devastated city must be a horrible sight.      Returned to
New York, supped & passed the remainder of the evening
at Mr Royals.
  1.  Friday.  Drawing on wood, two notions.  Dined at the
Shades then down town, meeting Dickenson in the Park.  The
poor fellows in tribulation about a certain strumpet and virago
of a wife of his, who with a mother of like evil disposition does pursue
& torment him grievously.         Breaking into his room and reviling
him, pursuing him down streets, even to the  Justice Hall,   and
rushing into taverns after him,  lying in wait for him about streets
& bye-ways and generally playing the very devil with his peace
& quiet.   Wherefore he is about taking legal measures for a
riddance.                  To the Lantern Office, Brougham, Carroll
Powell, (looking puffy and large mouthed,)  & afterwards snob O Brien
& others.           Revilement of the  Iron Duke,   by Brougham
& Snob O Brien.  Irishmen can t forgive the Duke s loyalty
to England.     Stormy talk anent it.       Left, called at Chapins
found Waud there; on to where Weed & Randall were
working away at my Picayune & Reveille work.  Gave  em
fresh supply for next week, tarried awhile, then back
to Waud.     Stayed an hour, then supped together at
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page sixty
Description:Mentions the troubles Dickenson is having with his wife.
Subject:Brougham, John; Carroll; Chapin, E.H.; Dickenson; Dickenson, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Irish; O'Brien, Fitz James; Powell, Thomas; Randall; Royal, Frank; Waud, Alfred; Weed; Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
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.