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called.   /     Down town, saw Bunnell; to Post Office, to the
Wood-peckers, to the  Lantern  Office.  Brougham & Powell
there &  Allie Vernon .     To Lockington s.      Return, dined
at the Shades, to room, reading &c          Writing words for to-
morrows cuts.  Mr Greatbatch came, with letters from home. From
my mother, sisters & Samuel.     /            Swinton came up & left.
Waud came.      Out with him at 7 1/2, long walk up Broadway
Canal St & St Johns  Park.              I called at Beach Street,
but hearing from boy Will that his mother & Lotty were out,
left,  supped at Shellys & to room again (parting with Waud.
  23.  Saturday.  Down town by 10, to the Engravers.
Thence to Bunnell & Price s, Picayune & Lantern Offices.
Mathews & Reveille Offices.   Mr Charles about again.     To
the  Sachem  Office, where I found Picton muffled up in his
 Garde National   Algerine-looking, branded capote, he being
sick & suffering under divers combined inflictions of piles, bronchitis
&c.  Brice, Purdy  &c              Dined at the  Shades .   Return
to room &c, down town again, to Post Office, Bunnell &
Prices, getting paid $24; ($11 from Reveille.)       To Chapin s
rooms.   Waud there, supped with him at Sweeneys, then to 
room awhile.   He off to Castle Garden fair.       I called
at Royals, had a smoke with him, returned to room &
bed about 11.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page seventy-six
Description:Describes finding Thomas Picton dressed in his ''Garde National'' costume.
Subject:Brice; Brougham, John; Bunnell; Chapin, E.H.; Charles; Clothing and dress; Diseases; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Kidder, Will; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Picton, Thomas; Powell, Thomas; Price; Purdy; Royal, Frank; Swinton, Alfred; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street; Broadway; Canal Street
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.