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about in the wet & mud.     Return, supped with Waud
& Fay at Sweeney s.
  10.  Sunday.  Inexpressibly disgusting day, mud and
damp everywhere, pavements greasily fitting, dank atmosphere
overhead   ugh!    At Mr Greatbatchs, from 1, till 7.  At
the Shades with Waud in the evening.
  11.  Monday.  Cheery sunny day.  Drawing on wood for
Picayune.  Sitting to Waud for portrait (old one commenced
in Canal Street.)        Down town after dining at Clems  with
Waud and Swinton.  To Reveille and Picayune Offices, to
Lantern,   Wells and Webbs, Engravers and then to Chapin s
Office for Waud, by sunset.   There awhile, then out to-
gether to the Battery to see the sun-set.             Supped at
the Shades together.
  12.  Tuesday.  Down town, to Reveille & Picayune Offies,
to Bunnell & Prices, to Lantern Office & Wells & Webb.
Returning, at work on the big Picayune Cut.    Evening in Swin-
ton & Fay s office with Waud, he writing a letter, I
dismal enow, with teeth and jaws aching & general disagree-
ables.
  13. Wednesday.  To a french Dentists in the Bowery and had
a big double tooth extracted.  Returned to room and work. Dun
sier called.    Finished big drawing & others;   down town to
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page sixty-five
Description:Mentions getting a tooth extracted.
Date:1852-10-09
Subject:Bunnell; Chapin, E.H.; Dentists; Drawing; Dunsier; Fay; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Price; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
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.