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some 7 to send to Strong by the beginning of the next
month.    Reading some spare scraps of time,  Poe.   Weldon
called once or twice, as did others.        A letter from
George Bolton.     Altogether a hurried, unwholesome,
hot, weary time, with busy days & restless nights, disturb-
ed by fragmentary dreams of home, England, & what not.
  1. Wednesday.    Down town by noon with heap of blocks
first to Wells & Webbs, then Strongs; thence to Lantern
Office  & Bunnell & Price s.   Thence to the Engravers
and met first Mr Greatbatch, then Hammett.   Dined,
returned to room.   Waud came up, sat an hour or two,
then out with him to Canal Street, where we had a
warm bath each.
  2. Thursday.  Down town, to Moor Street.  Met Mr Hawes
& wife as appointed, about little girls portrait.   Return, called
at Lantern Office, met Howard there, an artist.  With him
to my room.   Field called, & (Howard having left)   told
me of his approaching departure for Australia.  /  Down
town, after dining,   bought $4 hat at Genins, and neckerchief
shawl.   To Wells & Webb. Met Levy there.     Return
to room.      Called on Royal at Evening.       A letter from
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page ninety-six
Description:Mentions receiving a letter from George Bolton.
Subject:Bolton, George; Books and reading; Clothing and dress; Field; Genin; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hammett; Hawes; Hawes, Mrs.; Howard; Levy; Royal, Frank; Strong, Thomas; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Australia
Coverage (Street):Canal Street; Moor 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.