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talking awhile with Waud, who was working on, then
to bed.
  16.  Thursday.   Down town, to Moore St with
intent to call on Hawes   out.        Fed at Goslings,
thence to Lantern, Picayune,   Wells & Webbs &c
and to room by 3.        In doors, drawing on wood &c
the rest of the day.
  17.  Friday.  In doors, drawing all day long.
Field with me the greater part of the day, talking
& turning over portfolio contents.    Mud & wet without.
Evening down stairs in S & F s room with Waud
& Brown.           Talk, some reading & ale.
  18.  Saturday.     Came Weed, looking like
a fat & weary ghost, having worked unceasingly, immola-
ting himself on the Pictorial Picayune cut.  Down town
with cuts, icy cold, sharp day.    At the Picayune
Office, printing room  & next door with Weed &c, &
about down town till 1, then return to room, did
chores, lit fire & drawing till 5.   Weed & Randall
came, and anon Roberts.     At the  Shades  with the
latter, then down town, to B & P s.  Got paid $33
then off to Murray St,  Mr Weldon s.       Found him
& his wife there.    Last time I saw her was
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and seven
Description:Mentions his drawing work.
Subject:Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Field; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hawes; Randall; Roberts; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Weed; Welden, Charles; Welden, Charles, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Moore Street; Murray 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.