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grand shindy with him yesterday.  He s a queer devil.  Back
to room.   Drawing on wood part of the Evening   big Picayune
block, a call on Royal, then to room and bed at 11.
  6.  Wednesday.   Drawing hard on wood,  Picayune &
Reveille subjects.   Down town by 1 1/2, called at Lantern Office,
Bunnells &c,  to the Engravers both, with blocks, return
after dining at Goslings,   Lantern again, got paid $5,
on account.  Owe me $29 now.      Called on Bunnell again
saw him.            At Lockingtons, Strongs and Holcomb &
Levy s, then to room & writing till the present 10 o clock.
  Waud has but turned up once since Sundays debauch,
and I haven t seen in.           I marvel why Barth writes
not.
  7. Thursday.   Drawing, &c  down town, busy all day.
Unwell.   Supped at  Live & let live  with Waud.  He in
my room for an hour or two after.     Sick all night, &
sleepless.
  8. Friday.   Dunsier called   off on a voyage.    Drawing
on wood &c, down town about the middle of the day, to Engra-
vers &c  & to Brooklyn, return by omnibus.   Wet &
mud everywhere.
  9.  Saturday.  Busy as usual,  Picayune,  Reveille 
& Lantern Offices.   Down town from 11 till 5, hurrying
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page sixty-four
Description:Mentions feeling ill.
Date:1852-10-05
Subject:Barth, William; Bunnell; Dunsier; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington; Royal, Frank; Strong, Thomas; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

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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.