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to supper.       Thence to Weed s house, with drawings
on wood.             Return; in Swinton & Fay s room
looking over the first number of Barnum & Beach s  Illus
trated News ,  the which I had presented to me at
Richards & Johnson s printing Office; being round there
mid the whirr and clang of steam worked printing presses
in company with Bunnell & Johnson.                 To my
room, reading awhile,  then down stairs with Waud
& Fay.           Reading Montaigne, for the first time.
Bed by midnight.
  21.  Tuesday.   Rain & mud.   Out by
noon,  (Randall  & Weed having called.)     To the
Post Office, thence to Hawes  place, Moore Street.
Saw him.            Dined at Gosling s, thence called at
Lantern Office, at Picayune & Sachem.  Found
North scribbling way at the latter, in hairy hybrid gar-
ment  twixst cloak & coat.         Purdy coming, out
with North to drink, where were Picton, Brice &
others at the Gallic bar-room Beekman Street.
North talking on at a tremendous rate in his usual
ingenious and rampantly egotistic way.     Anent a
feud he had with Putnum the publisher & Briggs
of the Courier, in which dispute he, (North) had
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and nine
Description:Mentions having a drink with William North, Thomas Picton, and others.
Date:1852-12-20
Subject:Barnum, P.T.; Beach; Brice; Briggs, Charles F.; Bunnell; Fay; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hawes; Johnson (printer); Lantern.; North, William; Picton, Thomas; Purdy; Putnam; Randall; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Weed
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beekman Street; Moore 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.