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all the morning & great part of the afternoon.        Evening
Weldon came as appointed, and we had a pleasant, fire-side
book evening, with bottles of ale as accompanyment.     He left
at 12.
  20.  Sunday.  Brightly and Waud came.  After do-
mestic chores, out to the North River brink,  then it being
1 o clock, to our boarding house to dinner   I becoming an
inmate.     Dinner over all three cross to Hoboken, squiring
a   Philadelphia widow with a pretty foot and ordinary face.
She was a good walker; and walked with
me the greater part of the day.   We did a very long
ramble, halting for drinks.      Return to the city,
Waud off,   Brightly, Mrs Warner and I supped in Broadway,
then to the house.         Took Brightly with me to Mrs Kidders.
Lotty not there; Mason returned from the West, though not
bringing his wife with him.           Left at 11, and to
our boarding house rooms; I to bed in same room with Waud.
Slept soundly for an hour or two, then awake, vomiting bile
and very sick till morning.
  21.  Monday.   Sick all day to extremity, unable
eat, or hardly draw.    To the Office by 8, there till 4
vomiting, and in extreme exhaustion.       Down town to Bunnell
& Price s, Wells & Webb &c, and then with Waud
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and fifty-nine
Description:Mentions being ill.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Brightly; Diseases; Gibson, Jane (Mason); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Mason; Warner, Mrs.; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Hoboken, [New Jersey]; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.