Evening, Waud calling, went to Brooklyn with
him, calling on Davis. Waud goeth into boarding this
12. Friday. Wretched wet day. Breakfasted at
the Shades, and drew on till 4 o clock, not stirring
out. To the Engravers, then Wells & Webb, then dined
at Sweeneys, then to room, and a busy, writing & drawing
evening. No visitors all day long.
13. Saturday. Down town all day long, at the En-
gravers. Bunnell & Price s, Lantern & Reveille Offices.
Very sick all day, internal agonizations. Lockington &c
Bowl of milk eaten & to bed. Waud in Swinton & Fays
Office during the evening.
14. Sunday. In doors, Writing home, all day long.
Frosty day, chill wind out o doors. Waud with me
all the evening, reading. Note from Brown.
15. Monday. Down town, calls, Bunnell s, Lan-
tern Office, Post Office, Engravers, Whig Review. Return
and drawing all day. Unwell & matagrabolized. A
letter from Barth.
16. Tuesday. Down town with drawing, Bunnell s.
Powell there, to Lantern Office, to Post Office, Engravers,
Tailors, Mr Hammetts, Reveille Office &c. Return
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page eighty-nine|
|Description:||Mentions feeling ill.|
|Subject:||Barth, William; Bunnell; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Davis; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hammett; Lockington; Powell, Thomas; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]|
|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.|