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 Revelations  set up   tell me Hawkin s examination comes on in
the afternoon. Hearty grin and wet, wet walk home.
(Now the possibility is that it s deserved; yet its inopportune   I
should have got some $3 a week, (a great help,) and that, without
writing a  romance of passion. 
  19. Saturday.   Mose  till Evening.  Then a long solitary stoll
about New York   the Bowery and thereabouts.  In the fancy fair
looking at prints and humans.  Back by 10 to Jersey.
  20. Sunday.  Walk to the Rocks with Hughie and Collinson in
the morning.   The rest of the day writing to my father.
  21. Monday.  Writing all day long, to my father, Naomi and Sam.
Rain, snow, sleet, mud, mist and miserables out of doors.   Evening
  22. Tuesday. Drawing.   Afternoon, crossed to New York. To Ful-
ton Street, to Chamber Street, then to Duane  Park,  where I decided on
having the room,  front one ; $3 1/2 a week, fuel found. $3 in 
summer.   Then after a stroll back to Jersey.
  23.  Wednesday.  Sitting drawing, when in rushes old Collinson and
bids me hurry out with him to see the race betwixt the  Canada  and
 Georgia.   So we went to the pier, and saw the Canada clear out
  but of the race nothing as the American vessel lay down at Governor s
Island.  Great talk theron, during the remainder of the day   had
to call up the failures of the  Washington  and  Herman to act as an
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page seventy-seven
Description:States that he regrets losing the extra $3 per week Hawkins would have paid him since Hawkins has been arrested.
Subject:Collinson, Bill; Fairs; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hawkins; Muir, Hugh; Publishers and publishing
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Jersey [City, New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Chamber Street; Fulton Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One
Description:Details Gunn's first year living in the United States, including his experiences with boarding house living in Jersey City and New York City, looking for work as an artist and a writer, publishing his first book ""Mose Among the Britishers"" and brief visits to Philadelphia and Boston.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Jersey City, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts
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-two 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.