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withal, to whom I talked great part of the time.    She didn t
say aught very clever or original, but was certainly the
pleasantest object in the room.           The Forfeits were a great
success,  I inventing divers ones for the nonce.   Much of
romping and kissing and general satisfaction.         Reached
my room about 1.
  11.  Friday.  Down town & drawing &c.  Naught of
import.
  12.  Saturday.  Down town, Mathews, Reveille Office
Strong s, getting $ for blocks.       Picayune Office, Lantern
&c;   to room again.     Down town again in afternoon,
paid for Picayune work.             Evening Weldon coming for
me took me home with him, where we supped and then
had book talk till nigh upon 1, when I left bearing with
me Carlyle s life of Sterling, Saint Augustine s Confessions,
and Welden s  Parhelion  in the rough.
  13.    Sunday.   In the afternoon comes Brightly &
Brown, & Waud.     To the Battery, noting the the sea &
the sky and leaping about mid the snow.     Supped at
a place in Dey Street, then together to hear Chapin.
Sherry at St Charles afterwards.
  14. Monday.     Drawing;  Johns called.     Down
town.    Evening indoors,  Waud writing, I also.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and fifty-six
Description:Mentions attending a ''Amusement & Intellectual-Marriage-Accelerating Society'' meeting organized by Alfred Brown, including both men and women.
Date:1853-02-10
Subject:Books and reading; Brightly; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mathews, Cornelius; Strong, Thomas; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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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.