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to call on her,   Bayard Street.         An hour brought
Whytal her husband,  and she went away with him.
Mrs K only introduced him generally, and he stayed in the
background, saying nought, till Lotty had attired herself.
  I stayed an hour longer, talking nonsense to Mrs
K and men boarders, then to the office.      Half
an hour with Swinton, (who I found engraving as he
had been indeed, all day,) then at midnight to my
cock-loft and thinking of many things, to bed.
  31.   Monday.  To Bunnell & Price s after breakfast.
Dispute with Bunnell ending in new arrangement anent the
cuts. I do drawings for the future,  leaving the engraving
to him.  By this I lose some little, and  scape
an infinitude of bother about getting  em out.    Back to
room & drawing till 2.  Waud up with me.   A letter
from Heylyn.       Dined, down town,  Picayune  Office,
Wells & Webb, Lantern,   Weed s &c        Return & 
drawing again.    Supped, and then drawing and writing.
  Reply to Heylyn &c

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and forty-seven
Description:Describes a visit to Mrs. Kidder's residence.
Date:1853-01-30
Subject:Bunnell; Drawing; Engravers; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heylyn, Edward; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Weed; Whytal, John
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bayard Street
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.