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at Franklin Street boarding-house.     Supped with them,
then long book talk with much reading aloud by him.
Tennyson, Emerson, Carlyle with others innumerable,
A right pleasant evening.  Left about 1, then to my
room & bed.    Brought a pile of books away from Weldon s.
  19.  Sunday.  Leslie called, talked awhile, (I recei-
ving him in red flannel shirt & pants.)      Brown down
stairs.      (Dined at Sweeneys, then to room, &
Dillon Mapother & Kelly coming out together.  To Williams
burgh & a long five miles ramble, clear icy day,
boys skating.       Returned Brooklyn ferry-way, down
Fulton Street,   supped at Sweeneys, then to room.
Down stairs with Waud awhile, reading Tennyson
aloud; they leaving I stayed on till 12, reading
& conversing.       And now to bed.
  20.  Monday.   Drawing, on wood.    Will Kidder
came, and turned over pictures on the floor till 3,
when he left & I went down town.   Brougham re-
turned from Philadelphia.    Bellew came in, defiant,
handed letter to Brougham, (containing possibly his
bill,) and incontinently departed speaking no word.
 /     Talking with Allie Vernon & Watson.   Carroll
anon.   /           To  Picayune   Office awhile, then
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and eight
Description:Describes a visit to Mr. Welden's residence.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Books and reading; Brougham, John; Carroll; Clothing and dress; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kelly; Kidder, Will; Lantern.; Leslie; Mapother, Dillon; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Watson, John; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles; Welden, Charles, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]
Coverage (Street):Franklin Street; Fulton 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.