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 he should have to take carov Swinton   !     How we
got up to Swintons Office I don t know, but I left them there
and reached my own room & to bed at about 6.
  4.  Monday.      Wet and mud all day.    Drawing.  Very
much surprised by Dunsiers appearance, he having not gone off to sea,
but got incarcerated in the Tombs for a week, & according to his ac-
count most unjustly.     Out, down town, post Office, Lantern & 
Bunnells, Wells & Webb, dined sparingly, returned to room
& in the evening went to the Lyceum, there to see the School
for Scandal.     Met Alfred Brown there.          Learnt that
the sister of whom he & Charley talk has arrived at Boston,
& is staying awhile with Charley.     She acted the part of a 
mother to all of  em  & Charley was wont to talk much of
her at Canal Street.  /                        The play excellently done.
Brougham playing Sir Oliver.         Last Legs  afterwards.
  5.  Tuesday.  Over to Brooklyn after a visit to the
engravers with drawings.    Dunsier out.     Return, got blocks
at Wells & Webb; to rooms & work.   Dunsiers called.
/      Drawing on wood.     Dined at Reade St Shades.
Drawing again.        Met Powell.       Down town, to 
Sachem Office, with drawing & memoir of Pickton
& Wren to send off to the London News.   There
an hour or so.     By the bye I had an horrific &
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page sixty-three
Description:Mentions that Dunsier had been incarcerated in the Tombs for a week.
Subject:Brougham, John; Brown, Alfred; Brown, Emma; Bunnell; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Drunkenness; Dunsier; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Picton, Thomas; Powell, Thomas; Prisons; Swinton, Alfred; Theater; Waud, Alfred; Wren
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]; Boston, [Massachusetts]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street; Reade Street
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.