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on the way Weldon,  & Alfred Brown.   To Bunnell
& Price s.       All there talking anent the vicious faced &
dirty shirted Scoville who had been pitching into  em in his
paper.       My name in  t, incidentally.           Out with Bunnell
to purchase  plate   for presentation burlesque to Julius
Caesar Hannibal, (nigger preacher in Picayune.)  A practi-
cal parody anent Gleason.      Bought big metal pitcher, big-
ger coffee pot   & metal mug.  Return to store, and
operated on  em with hammer till they looked most
rueful spectacles.     Uproarous chaff & merriment;
Lenson (the writer of the lectures) came, and read the
article on the affair.         Left, supped at Sweeny s, to
our building, in lower Office, Fay, Bogert & Waud
there.        Had a row with Waud, anent a half-jesting,
half bullying phrase of his.       Wherefore I expect he ll sulk
for six months or so.      Let it be so, if he will.    To
my room;  & wrote letter to my sisters.
  18.  Thursday.      Down town through snow and sleet
mud and filthy streets, to Bunnells &c.     There doing
a big placard for the  plate presentation ;  talking with
Bunnell & Price,  Levison and Allie Vernon.
What pretty, pettish   spoiled-child sort of ways some
New York girls have.  There was another girl with her,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page ninety-one
Description:Mentions buying a pitcher, a coffee pot, and a mug.
Date:1852-11-17
Subject:Bogert; Brown, Alfred; Bunnell; Fay; Gleason; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hannibal, Julius Caesar; Lenson; Levison, William; New York picayune.; Scoville, Joe; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Vernon, Josey; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
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.