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we culminated to the highest, gravest, saddest, and most
hopeful of all Subjects.   Him of Nazareth.
  7.   Monday.  Weldon called, greeting me as the
 Britisher , the which title I had appended to a
letter which I wrote to this days  Times , anent Mrs
Ex-President Tylers  letter replying to the Duchess of
Sutherland & her lady-junta of gentle-hearted telescopic
philanthropists;  & which appeared in the paper.    Talk
with him.        How Snob O Brien hath nullified himself./
Field rushing in bade me good-bye, he being off for
Australia by the Petrona;   vessel which Gotch goeth
in.  Bade him God Speed.   Mr Weldon left, 
taking away books even as he brought some to me.
Drawing.    Dined.  Met Neagle.    Down town.  Saw
Price.  To Wells & Webb, met Dickinson: to Weeds.
Returned to room.  Found Royal and a friend of
his, who was ambitious of drawing on wood & making
money by t.  Told him matters anent it.     Drew.
Evening writing.   A letter home.        Brown, Brightly
& Waud rushed up stairs at about 11, stayed half
an hour, then left.
  8.  Tuesday.  Drawing till 2; then after dining at
the Shades, down town with Waud to the  News  Office, and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and fifty-three
Description:Mentions a visit from Charles Welden and Field's departure for Australia on the ''Peytona.''
Date:1853-02-06
Subject:Books and reading; Brightly; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dickenson; Drawing; Field; Gotch, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Nagle, James P. (Watt); O'Brien, Fitz James; Price; Sutherland, Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Leveson-Gower, Duchess of; Taylor, Margaret Smith; Waud, Alfred; Weed; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Australia
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.