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her.       6 o clock, and I have reached the desk &
am relieved.         Off through rain to room.  Weed
came for blocks.          Supped at Sweeneys, then to
work prepartory, carpet bag &c arrangements.
Dillon Mapother & Kelly came,   send  em down stairs
and work on till 8, then having finished join
them in the lower room, where were Swinton & Waud
hard at work.          Writing words to cuts &c, greatly
to the impatience of the energetic Celt Kelly.  Much
chaff thereon.       Davis came.       All adjoured to the
Shades.     On getting out into the rainy raw, dank
night, behold a terrible lurid glare all over the
eastern part of the city, evidently a great fire in
Brooklyn.         Two hours or so at the Shades.  Ale
tods,  welch rarebits, chops, steaks, cigars and
chaff.      Then all out and through the mud and
wet to the East River, rather uproarously. Ar-
rived there, the motion of Kelly & Swinton, that we
should incontinently cross to Brooklyn was over-ruled
& standing on divers barrels at the end of a pier we
note the waning & glowing of the fire in the
dim, wet, misty night.         And then Davis sang
a song, a certain London low-life ditty anent
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and fifteen
Description:Describes a night out with Dillon Mapother, Kelly, Davis, Swinton, and Alfred Waud.
Subject:Banks and banking; Davis; Fires; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Irish; Kelly; Mapother, Dillon; Songs; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Weed
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
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.