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This is one of Powell s stories.    He s an awful
liar,  but it may be true.   /
  To room &c        Kelly,  Dillon s friend called. /  Out
to supper,  Dillon called, being bound uptown.
Return to my room,   did a 2 column drawing on
wood.     Dillon came again by 10.    Out together,
oyster stews,   saw him to the ferry.  Back and to
bed by midnight.
  22.  Wednesday.    Clear cold, intensely frosty day.
Up early, breakfast &c, drawing.    Weed and Randall
came, former with title cut.  Paid him. Drew
awhile, then to Erie Railroad Office, got free pass.
Down town, to Bunnell & Price s & the Picayune printing
Office with him.   Thence to Lantern Office, then up
townwards with Watson.   Drawing.   Dined at
Erfords.  Watson there.   To room again, finished drawing,
and down town.   Lantern,  Butler,  Powell &c.  To
Wells & Webb.   Met Orphens there.     Off to Weed s
house, left drawing on wood.       Thence to Mulberry Street.
Supped with Mr Greatbatch & family.       To room
by 7, heard that Brown & Dillon had been.  Off
to Canal Street,    Webers the good tempered German
bootmakers.   He very exultant at his success in get-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and eleven
Description:Mentions getting a free pass for the Erie Railroad.
Date:1852-12-21
Subject:Butler, Warren; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Food; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kelly; Mapother, Dillon; New York and Erie Railroad Company; Orphens; Powell, Thomas; Randall; Watson, John; Weber; Weed
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street; Mulberry 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.