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to Wells & Webb s &c, finally at 1 o clock returned
to building with a pocket full of newspapers and a huge
pile of wood-blocks for drawing on.    Entring Swinton
& Fay s room, to my extreme surprise there I found  
Charley Brown!      He had come on from Boston, ac-
companying his sister, and with his brother Alfred called
here.           But little suffering from of old   perchance his
manner, his eloquential, egotistical flourishing a trifle exag-
gerated, that s all.                 He was in mighty spirits.  An
hours uproarous badinage & quaint personalities, then, with
him, his brother, Waud & Swinton we all went to
Clems  and dined together.   He off with brother to call
on Roberts & elsewhere, I to my room & work.   Drawing
hard till 6, when Charley came,   and a few minutes
afterwards the washerwoman coming for my foul linen  
who has been owed the sum of $4.50 by Charley  
ever since he left New York.  
  (I was responsible for this re^|n|contre, albeit Brown knew it
not.      Justifiable treason, I m sure.
She s a poor woman, has to support a sick husband   &
Charley could pay her, & should!)           He was rather
humiliated, when she asked, finally promising to send it on
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page seventy
Description:Mentions Charley Brown's return to New York for a visit.
Subject:Brown, Alfred; Brown, Emma; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Debt; Fay; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Roberts; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Boston, [Massachusetts]
Scan Date:2011-02-07


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.