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known in those days   Mammon hath almost killed it now-a-days.
A Hampden would be belied and caricatured now.  Hampden   noble,
noble, English name, dying for thy country and praying for it with
thy last breath,  should not thy countrymen cherish and honour thy name
even as these republicans of half a century do their Washington; [words crossed out]
[words crossed out] 				That Englishmen might
live with thought s like this    the Lord Falkland had of late been a chan-
ged man, his gentle Spirit and quick feelings so distressed him, that he
could not sleepe, and would ofte sit long in silence, at times uttering
with deep sighs the words  Peace   Peace    and would say to his friends
The very agony of the Warre, and the sight of the Calamites and desola-
tion the Kingdom did and must endure  would shortly break his Hearte   
He was considered to have sought his deathe     	    Brave and gentle
heart, God s blessing rest on and hallow thy Memory!    /
  Letter from Wing, to day, descriptive of life down east
  3. Thursday.   Mose , and scribbling a little.
  {4. Friday.     Mose  each day. Tale scribbling in the evenings.
  5. Saturday.}    Not at all well, stiff neck, belly ache, and throat
as if I had swallowed a lively hedgehog and a dozen small-tooth combs.
  6. Sunday.  Bit of a walk Bergen wards with Hughie in the morning
Afternoon reading.   Evening wrote to Wing.
  {7. Monday.     Mose  during day light.  At night scribbling
  8. Tuesday.}    Commenced  Revelations of New York.   Rather
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page seventy-three
Description:Comments on his respect for Hampden, and mentions drawing pictures for ''Mose among the Britishers'' and writing stories.
Date:1850-01-02
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Muir, Hugh; Wing, Jabez
Coverage (City/State):[Jersey City, New Jersey]
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One
Description:Details Gunn's first year living in the United States, including his experiences with boarding house living in Jersey City and New York City, looking for work as an artist and a writer, publishing his first book ""Mose Among the Britishers"" and brief visits to Philadelphia and Boston.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Jersey City, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts
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-two 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.