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we parted.             I, to New York, dined at Goslings,
to Wells & Webbs,  Picayune & Lantern Offices &c.
Watson & Isrealitish Levy there.        Saw Artful Dod-
ger Powell for a minute or twain.          To Lockington s
&c;  returned to office, tired, by 6, dozed an hour,
out, supped,  & to room again. Drawing till 1 1/2.
  9.  Thursday.     In doors till 1, then dined at Sweenys,
(meeting Roberts,     & Fay there, then down town, to the
Lantern Office, and thereabouts all the wet, dirty, desultory
afternoon, unable to return to room, having to await the
time I could get big block from Wells & Webb.       Got it
about 5, then return.        In at Swinton & Fay s a short
time, then up stairs.        Met Dunsier & wife on staircase.
Talking with them half an hour;      Charley Brown called.
Dunsiers left.  Advised him to see Dob & make arrangement with her;
about paying his debt.        Writing to George Bolton the
rest of the evening.
  10.  Friday.  Drawing hard.   In walked Dillon
Mapother.    Just from Michigan, with intent to stay
a month, and then across the Atlantic to home &
Dublin.         Hart flourishing.        Dillon s apprenticeship
nearly out   expects to return in May next, then
to commence as Hart s partner.     (In returning,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and one
Description:Mentions Dillon Mapother's return to New York from Michigan on his way to Dublin, Ireland.
Subject:Bolton, George; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dobson, Mrs.; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs.; Fay; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Levy; Lockington; Mapother, Dillon; Powell, Thomas; Roberts; Swinton, Alfred; Watson, John
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Michigan; Dublin, [Ireland]
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.