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Dillon & his friend came, and fell to work correcting a
huge Map of Detroit, Hart has been getting out.
Thus till 11,  I at work hard too.         A mild debauch
of ale &c, then they left, I to bed at midnight.
  12.  Sunday.    Working all day long.  Oh weary,
weary day.     Sky blue and fresh and cold outside  
to be pent in, with aching head, and weary eyes, hard
on that inevitable, must-be-done block.       At 11, down
stairs, found Charley Brown, Swinton & Waud, the
two latter working, former talking, as wont.    At his sug-
gestion adjourned to the  Shades  to  nog ourselves .
Talk and ale there.      I abed by 12, half blind and
wholly sick.      Block finished!
  13.  Monday.  Dillon Mapother came;  left him
the room, after doing chores & lighting fire.   Down
town,    to Picayune Office, thence to Weed, with block.
Returning with Field, whom I met there, parted at
Fulton Street.       To Picayune  & Lantern Offices.
Crowd of folks at the latter place.   Brougham off to
Philadelphia. /     Allie Vernon  came, flirting with her
&c complimenting & small practicalities.       Left, and
to Office by 2.        Dillon left for diner, returning
again at 3 or so, and working on till 5, when
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and three
Description:Mentions going to ''The Shades'' with Charley Brown for a drink.
Date:1852-12-11
Subject:Brougham, John; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Field; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Mapother, Dillon; Swinton, Alfred; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Waud, Alfred; Weed
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]
Coverage (Street):Fulton Street
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.