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drawing till midnight.      Not over well all day.
  15.  Wednesday.   Down town to Bunnell & Price s,
talking with the former when in came the indefatigable
dodging unveracious man of all work Powell, with rhyming
Christmas  Pick  celebration.        Off with Bunnell, by
Omnibus to Division Street, there to Ludlow, calling
on Weed about big block on which he hath been imme-
lating himself of late, staying up o  nights, (or sooth so,
whilk renders it doubtful, as he is given to lying.)   To
my room, met Woodpecker Thatcher, gave him cuts.
Did chores, lit fire &c, dined at Sweeny s, down
town again.       Return, made drawings on wood,  two,
Mapother came at 4, or so,   anon Charley Brown &
Brightly, Charley having to work at the  Illustrated News 
the night, willed that I should accompany his sister
and brother to the social party before spoken of, but
I declined.     Supped with Dillon at the  Live & let
live ,  then to Royals,  talking with him and Bush
hours twain, then to room of Waud, here he &
Fay were working.       I read aloud a recently recieved
letter from Boutcher.         Adjourned, all four to the
 Shades , ale  & rarebits &c.         Walked with Dil-
lon to the Jersey City ferry, returning at midnight
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and six
Description:Mentions the work of his friends.
Date:1852-12-15
Subject:Brightly; Boutcher, William; Bunnell; Bush; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Fay; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mapother, Dillon; Powell, Thomas; Royal, Frank; Thatcher; Waud, Alfred; Weed
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Division 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.