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with Picton & another in Fulton Street, then to room, after
dining at Sweeneys, meeting Roberts.     Out again and
down town through mud & rain, meeting clever snob O Brien,
to Lantern Office, Richards & Johnsons, met Price, in
at B & P s, got paid, called in at Nagle s new old
book store, supped at Sweenys, then through rain mud and
mist to my warm and quiet cock loft.       Writing till
11,   letter to Barth.
  5.  Sunday.     Domestic chores  &c.   Dined at Sweeney s.
A dull, muddy, overclouded  lukewarmish day, miry pools
in pavement, streets solitary & Sabbathically blank.     To
my room, reading Poe.       Waud down stairs at work on the
inevitable portrait, Fay wood-pecking.                Nagle and a
certain crony of his called. /           At about 5 turned out
& to Mr Greatbatch s.          Supped there  and with the boys
to hear Chapin preach at his new Broadway Church.
His text, (as wont,) from the New Testament.  They
have their reward.      The soul of his sermon, that each
act, ambition, & aspiration, involves its reward or retribution;
  awful judgment too this.
  6. Monday.      At work drawing.     Come Waud, & Will
Kidder, and anon, they being gone little Parmeter the adver-
tisement Solicitor, who bored me awhile, then left.    Hard at
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page ninety-eight
Description:Mentions attending a sermon at Chapin's new Broadway church.
Date:1852-12-04
Subject:Barth, William; Books and reading; Chapin, E.H.; Fay; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Will; Nagle, James P. (Watt); O'Brien, Fitz James; Parmeter; Picton, Thomas; Price; Religion; Roberts; Sermons; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Fulton Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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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.