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Then to Reade St Shades & dined, meeting Nagle there.
To room and hard at work till 6 1/2, spite of intense cold 
then down town to Bunnells with drawing on wood of coat of
arms for N.Y.S.M. Company.     Tried Chapin s door for
Waud;   supped at  Live and let live ; returned to Swinton
& Fay s room where I found Waud.  Seymour called.
Waud up in my room, I drawing, Lockington called
& Waud and he off together.    Writing, drawing &c  till 
10, & now  to my cold bed and warm me. 
  17. Sunday.  Drew portrait on wood for Lockington.  Waud
down stairs at work on the old portrait.    Dined together at Clem s
at 2, then back to the building.   Wintry day.  In the room
adjacent, tenanted by a  Sewing Maching  seller;  fronting a hot
authracite coal-fire awhile; then in Waud s room, he painting
I sitting for t.   Reading  Uncle Tom s Cabin till sunet inter-
posed.   Together to Sweeneys for supper, then a stroll up the
Bowery, talking anent this queer half solitary life, of bachelor-
hood and whether a home will ever be for either of us.   Met
the two boy Andersons, prowling about, with ferret looks and air of
precocious astuteness.         /         Called at Royals, and he coming
in, with Bush, a portly gold beater, and another of the craft, we
stayed till 9, then to building.  Waud off, and I to bed
to read Uncle Toms Cabin, which I finished by an half-
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page sixty-eight
Description:Mentions a conversation with Alfred Waud in which they wonder if they shall ever have homes.
Date:1852-10-15
Subject:Anderson, Fred; Anderson, Pelham; Books and reading; Bunnell; Bush; Chapin, E.H.; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington; Nagle, James P. (Watt); Royal, Frank; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Reade Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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.