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History   that of the patriot blacksmith, known as Wat
Tyler.    His name was Walter Hilliard, his father s trade
gave him the surname  Tyler.      I wish there was a monument
in Smithfield, erected to his memory, for never was rebellion
more justifiable, and never was murder more cowardly & traitor
ously done than in the case of noble Walter Hilliard, the Kentish
blacksmith.      Let Englishmen honor that name   a good
frank sounding one it is, too!
  30.  Saturday.  Field came.  Out with him down Broadway
Parted.   I to Sachem Office.  To Engravers, Post Office
&c.   Waited till 1, got Picayune & Reveille cuts,
& to the several Offices.      Saw Mathews, (oily, shifty,
dodging Mathews!)    To Reveille Office.    Thence to Lantern
&c.            Chapins by 4, with Waud.               There hours twain,
then together to Sweeneys, then to my room. Drawing till 12.
  31.  Sunday.        In doors all day (save evening,   draw-
ing most part of the time; a dank drizzly, detestable
day, rain & mist.       Saw Swinton down to the Staten
Island Ferry-house; with Waud, returned with the latter,
supped at Sweeny s, then leaving him & Fay in the
Office, set off to Beach Street.     Mrs K, her mother
&c there.          Little Mason off tomorrow for Ohio,
with his pleasant wife;   saw both.         A quaint
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page eighty-one
Description:Comments on Wat Tyler.
Date:1852-10-29
Subject:Chapin, E.H.; Fay; Field; Gibson, Jane (Mason); Gunn, Thomas Butler; History; Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Mason; Mathews, Cornelius; Swinton, Alfred; Tyler, Wat; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street; Broadway
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.