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work till 2, then dined, then dressed, and down town.
To the Lantern Office,  Brougham, Powell & Bellew
there.    To Bunnell & Prices, thence to Weeds with
big block I had drawn.      Weed saith that Charley Brown
is this day in New York, having called on him.   /     To
Wells & Webb, then back to room.     Waud up awhile.
  /    Out to sup at Sweeneys, called at Royals; back to
room and writing.   Finished long letter to Barth.
  7.  Tuesday.  Met the inevitable Frenchman, Bau-
doin, when returning from Breakfast.  /    To room &
drawing all the morning till 2 .     Three drawings on wood,
one large cut for Picayune, two for Lantern.    Dined at
the Shades, then down-town.    At the Picayune Office, talking
half an hour with Price & Allie Vernon, thence to Lan-
tern Office, to Wells & Webb s, Post Office, Engravers,
and lastly to the,  Illustrated News Office .   Leslie
& Charley Brown, Baudoin, Beach, and a host
of engravers.       Hitchcock hath left, & Leslie as-
sumes his place,   Brown having an engagement for
one year.      Talking awhile with both, then, it being nigh
upon 6, Charley left, and walking up-town-wards
together, parted at my door, on my promising to visit
him at his lodging-place in North Moore Street.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page ninety-nine
Description:Mentions Charley Brown's return to New York.
Subject:Barth, William; Baudoin; Beach; Bellew, Frank; Brougham, John; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hitchcock (engraver); New York illustrated news; Leslie; Powell, Thomas; Price; Royal, Frank; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Waud, Alfred; Weed
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):North Moore 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.