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an ill thing to wish any man.     Little matters which, I know!
  2.  Tuesday.  Came Leslie, the superintendant & man
in authority over the hewers of wood & abhorrers of water,
(otherwise Engravers,)  of Fleece m s  Pictorial Perpetration.
Talked awhile with him; then out, he desirous of meeting wood-
pecker Copcutt at 3 this afternoon.           Breakfasted, then 
down town, to Bunnell & Price s. Saw Price, met Powell,
walked with him to French s, parted,   on to the Post
Office & Weed with drawing.    Randall & Dickinson both
out, & by Weed s report drunk & electioneering.   Return,
called in vain for Mathews, to room & work.  Dined at
Sweeny s, work again and on till late at night.  Leslie,
(alias Carter quoth Rumor )   came, settled about advertising
&c, off to Philadelphia, to return on Thursday.        Waud
came up for ten minutes or so after dinner.
  3.  Wednesday.   Levy came about a project of getting up
drawing of the New York Crystal palace.   Out.  To 
Mathews, to Lantern Office, saw Powell.  To Bunnell
& Brice s.  Down town to Broad Street to see Mr
Hammet, about a job.    Return, drawing awhile,
dined, to Lantern Office again, return & at work
the rest  of the day; supping at Sweeney s with Waud
& Fay.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page eighty-three
Description:Mentions that the 1852 Presidential Election is taking place.
Date:1852-11-01
Subject:Brice; Bunnell; Copcutt; Dickenson; Elections; Fay; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hammett; Leslie; Levy; Mathews, Cornelius; Powell, Thomas; Price; Randall; Waud, Alfred; Weed
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]
Coverage (Street):Broad Street
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.