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ting paid by Charley Brown. (Waud having betrayed Charley s
residence, even after the same philanthropic style which righted
the washerwoman.    And Charley suspecteth not a whit!)
Back to Swinton & Fays room, which I found untenanted,
with open door, (that is unlocked.)      Waud came in half an
hour.    Dillon & Kelly came anon.        Bitter cold night.
  23.  Thursday.   A wet & evil-disposed day.
Dunsier called, anon Field.     Left the latter on Waud s
room, and (Weed having brought cuts) down town with
them, to B & P s.     At the  Sachem  Office awhile  
out drinking with Picton & a certain Lone Star Unit, who
told divers improbabilities how Franklin Pierce had con-
fided to him his intention of assuming the head of the exe-
cutive & military power to  enfranchise  Cuba, and
 drive the last remants of British tyranny from this
Continent &c!      /     To B & P s, to the Printing
place;     anon met Seymour, alias Bailey, the literary
one, who told me of divers rascalities of his wood-pecking
brother.  /      Back to room and work hard.   Fouler
weather without.  C.
  (I have half put down Fridays occurrences to Thursdays
credit, and must even conglomerate them now, being unable
to separate them.)         Randall came with cuts &c.   And
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and twelve
Description:Mentions a having a drink with Thomas Picton and a ''Lone Star Unit,'' discussing Cuba.
Date:1852-12-22
Subject:Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dunsier; Field; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kelly; Mapother, Dillon; Picton, Thomas; Pierce, Franklin; Randall; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Waud, Alfred; Weber; Weed
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Cuba
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.