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engravers &c, dined, return, drew Reveille cut after seeing
Mathews, (who was irked at my drawing for Picayune.)    Waud
came, to Shelleys with him, supped.        Left him at 8, and
went to Beach Street.     A room full of folks, Mrs K there.
Lotty came down anon, and sang.       Stayed till nigh 11,
some of the folks going.     Baby hath been sick and like to die,
a  Nurse  giving him laudanum.       His father has been there,
was indeed in the room when I came, albeit I knew it not,
till afterwards Lotty told me.      She sang very sweetly this night.
Talk with one of the old boarders at Mrs Leave s, whom I met
there.     Mrs K concocted some excellent milk punch, and alto-
gether it was a pleasant finale to the day.
  14.  Thursday.   Drawing till 1.     A letter from Barth.
Down town, to Lockingtons, towards Dickinsons, when I met an in-
dividual whom I had seen at Wilkins  in Brooklyn, when I
visited him there.     He was very particular in his inquiries about
them, and after accompanying him some distance, (in the rain)  I
took him to Holmes .  /                Called at Engravers, then dined,
then to Lantern, then Reveille Offices   through pouring rain all
the way.      Hose purchasing &c, then to room.  Supped at
Sweeneys, called at Royals, back to room.    Wrote letter
to Barth.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page sixty-six
Description:Mentions that Lotty's baby is sick and might die.
Subject:Barth, William; Clothing and dress; Dickenson; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holmes, John B.; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Leave, Mrs.; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Medical care; Medicine; New York picayune.; Royal, Frank; Waud, Alfred; Whytal, John; Whytal, Jr.; Wilkins
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach 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.