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All the business however had been provoked by that asinine water-throwing.
  22.  Saturday.   With Waud & Swinton to the At-
lantic dock where we saw Dillon off for England.
He went out pleasantly enow, and the ship looked nobly.
His cousin, a Mr Mapother there to see him off.    It was
a busy, bustling scene,   last glimpse I had of Dillon saw
him off, top of the cabin, waving his handkerchief.    /    I
like him,   he s a frank, warm-hearted generous-
spirited fellow, and gentleman every inch of him.   He
goes back to his home there to pass his twenty-first
birthday, anon to return hither to a hopeful and
prosperous future.  God speed him!  /              The
rest of the day down town about Fulton Street, and
over to Brooklyn.    I wot not what in the evening,
partly I think passed in doors, or down stairs with Waud
and Charley Brown; which latter hath made an
application to the legislature to transmute his name to
that of Damoreau, Gallicising it for the anticipated
bride s sake.   Waud  incontinently corrupts it into  D__d
  23.  Sunday.  A dreary, slimy, rainy, in-doors
day.   Marvellously matagrabolized and owlish.
  {24. Monday, until       All this work-o-day week has
  29. Saturday.}       slipped by unrecorded during its
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and forty-four
Description:Mentions seeing Dillon Mapother sail off to Ireland for his twenty-first birthday.
Subject:Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mapother; Mapother, Dillon; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Atlantic Street; Fulton Street
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.