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24.  Sundays.   Waud came.  Breakfasted with him at
 Clem s ,  then a long walk up Broadway, with intent to
visit the site & commencement of the Crystal Palace there-
to be erected.   A summer s day out of place, and very pleasant
did the aristocratic uptown streets look in the peaceful
Sabbath morning.      Quitted Waud at Union Square, (having
sprained my knee overnight,) & returned.   Dined at Mr
Greatbatch s,  & there stayed till 3; out with him to
Swinton s room, where Waud was engaged on my portrait,
in company with Swinton.   Returned to Mulberry Street,
supped, stayed awhile, and at 8 or so called at Mrs Kidders.
Talk with her, Morse and others, there till 10.
  25.  Monday.  Randall came. &c     Drawing till 2,
dined at Shades, then down town, to Post Office & Engravers,
Bunnell &c    Reveille & Lantern Offices.    Called at Chapins
Office for Waud,  Swinton called also.    Supped at Sweeny s
with Waud.      To room afterwards, writing, reading &c
  26. Tuesday. Work till 2, Randall called & had
two drawings.  Dined, down town, wintry cold day.  At
Bunnells, saw Brougham & Powell there; saw Purdy,
told me Picton was sick, seriously;   return to room &
work, finished second Picayune big cut; out to supper
by 7.         Returning, attracted by the blaze of Tammany
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page seventy-seven
Description:Mentions the start of the construction of the Crystal Palace in New York.
Subject:Brougham, John; Bunnell; Chapin, E.H.; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Morse; Picton, Thomas; Powell, Thomas; Purdy; Randall; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Mulberry 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.