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Two hours afterwards did so, and stayed there till
11, in company with him, his brother Alfred and their
elder sister.     She s a pleasant middle-aged Englishwoman,
with an almost maternal air of care and love for them.
We talked of Australia, National characteristics, Dickens,
Charles Lamb, Napoleon the Big and Little & discursively
on everything, drank whiskey punch; and on the
breaking up of the party I walked through drenching rain
to my cock-loft & straightway to bed.
  Charley hath confided to me (as a great secret, that his
marriage with the lady of Italian birth cometh off on February
next, (fitting pairing month!)  Sayeth he thinks  twill
proof a fact this time  
           But when he comes, alas! to wife!
                   Hey! ho! the Wind & Rain! 
  8.  Wednesday.       Down town about noon,  to Wells
& Webbs,  to Post-Office & to Hammetts & Hawes
offices, severally,     leaving portrait of little girl & derogatory-
type at the former.                     Thence crossed to the Atlantic-
Dock, Brooklyn   a lovely breezy day, and to the
residence of Dunsier s mother, willing to learn news
of the man.         Met him at the door, talked awhile,
he walking to the Ferry with me, and after a tod
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred
Description:Describes visiting Charley Brown, Alfred Brown, and their elder sister Emma.
Date:1852-12-07
Subject:Brown, Alfred; Brown, Emma; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs. (Mother); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hammett; Hawes; Marriage; Songs
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]; Australia
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.