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Returned to room, there awhile, down town again at 5, at
Sachem Office & Bunnells.   Got paid for Picayune work.  To
Beekman Street & at Butlers found him, Waud, Bogart &c
included an excited dweller in the same building who had been en-
gaged in a row that day with Scotch Lithographer Bonar, & was
might indigna^|n|t thereon.     All sit together, imbibition. Proposed
to Waud & Butler to go to the Panorama of Scott s Mexican
Campaigns, to which I had a ticket.     All the rest agreed to go
to,   some seven or so in all.        To the place in Broadway,
an hour too soon, drinks again, met Fay,   he joined the party.
Oyster stews & billiards for some, then at 8 to the Panorama
and my ticket piloted them all in.        A tolerable well got up
picture, though ill-managed as to the mechanical part.       All
out at 9, adjourned to tavern, suppers & ale.     Parted
in Broadway about midnight or later.
  3. Sunday.   Didn t rise very early.    At 1 out with Swinton
& Fay to dine at  Clem s  an adjacent Broadway eating house.
Fay s brother there, Waud coming in anon.     After wards sherry
at first in moderation, then in excess.    Fay got off soon.   Swinton
taking the lead, a regular drinking bout followed, everybody
getting more or less drunk   myself gravely so.    The last
impressions I have of the place are connected with Waud
telling me in confidence about twenty successive times that
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page sixty-two
Description:Mentions going to see a panorama of Winfield Scott's Mexican campaigns.
Subject:Bogert; Bonar; Bunnell; Butler, Warren; Drunkenness; Fay; Fay (Brother); Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beekman Street; Broadway
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.