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calling for Brightly & Brown, all to the Battery
together; there took boat and Waud & Brightly
rowing, an hour or so s meandering brought us to the
side of the  Peytona , where Field was looking out for us.
Aboard and there nearly an hour, looking about us.   In-
troduced Gotch to Field, they being both off in this vessel;
the Steerage was, (as is ever the case on the eve of a voyage,
murky, and full of boxes and individuals.     Field going
in the first cabin, had somewhat of comfort.       Vast amount
of badinage and exhilaration, and then bidding them
good bye, off we put in our own boat, cheering them lustily.
  It was a lovely bright, cold day, and in half an
hour or more the sun was setting over the waters in red
glory.       Long and tedious raining back with much funniment,
round Governors Island & to New York by 5.  Charley
& I supped at Sweeny s, missing Waud & Brightly,
then he returned to work and I to my room.       Wrote a
letter to Barth.    Waud came up.
  9. Wednesday.   Drawing, I think all day, evening
included.
  10.  Thursday.  Drawing till 3, then down town
with a host of blocks to Strong s; then returned by 5;
and Brown coming, out with him as promised.  He
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and fifty-four
Description:Describes bidding goodbye to Field and Gotch on the ''Peytona'' prior to their departure for Australia.
Date:1853-02-08
Subject:Barth, William; Brightly; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Drawing; Field; Gotch; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Peytona (Ship); Strong, Thomas; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
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.