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Paterson, where the line joins with the Jersey Railroad.
  At New York by noon, found Carpet-bag at the dep t, to
my room, through the fast falling snow flakes; called in at
Swinton & Fays; then down town to Bunnell & Price s, Weed,
and the Lantern Office.      Return, and to bed by 6, with
a horrid throbbing head-ache and extreme weariness of the eyes.
Slept till 12, at night and then woke up very sick, and so continued.
  13.  Thursday.  Sick all day, vomiting horrid green bile, &
in extreme pain.  Neither ate nor drank.   Dillon Mapother
came,  and Gotch, (Joe Greatbatch s fellow-workmate at Alcocks.)
And Mr Greatbatch came.
  14.  Friday.   Sickness abating, but little able to go out,
and quite unable to do anything.   Medicine.
  15.  Saturday.   All right but weak.     Evening, with Dillon
to the Fourth Avenue, there calling on Mr Johns, whose card
I found poked under my door on my return from the country.
Found him well to do, in a snug room at a quiet boarding-house
having an office elsewhere, and churches to build.     Supped with
him,  had a cigar &c,  and parted at 11 or so, having
regaled at an adjacent place, also.
  16.  Sunday.  In-doors till evening, when Charley Brown
and Brightly the engraver came, returning from a sleigh-
ride to which I had been also invited, in the morning.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and forty-one
Description:Describes his return journey by train to New York.
Date:1853-01-12
Subject:Alcock; Boardinghouses; Brightly; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Diseases; Gotch, John; Greatbatch, Joe; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Johns; Mapother, Dillon; Medicine; Weed
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Fourth Avenue
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.