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and Brightly for whom I called to supper.      To Office
again, subsequently, with Waud.  I writing.    Pain gone
but horribly weak.
  22.  Tuesday.    Drawing & down town.  To Franklin
Street for meals.    Welden called, requesting me as I intended
to hear Theodore Parker lecture at the Tabernacle this night,
to take his wife also.     Down town with him, to the  Times 
Office;   introduced to Raymond the Editor.         Office again.
Evening to the Lecture, with Mrs Welden.        Twas on
 The Caucasian Race & Anglo Saxonism.        First of the
varieties of race, and superiority of the one chosen, then
historical of its branches, and their migrations; of the
Teutonic stock, and thence immediately to the Anglo &
American Saxon.       A good lecture,   with some bold out-
speakings anent Slavery.
  23.  Wednesday.  Brown returns from Boston; and
I having to give up occupation of his room, and the indecisive
mistress of the boarding house having played fast & loose about
the room designed for me, I quit.             There s a fellow at
that house who has brains & can talk well.       One Robinson
a tall, black haired, haggard looking Virgininian.   He
has been in the Army, and travelled extensively & seen
much.     What ever subject may be broached, he can talk on it
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and sixty
Description:Mentions having difficulty obtaining a room at Alfred Waud's boarding house.
Date:1853-02-21
Subject:Boardinghouses; Brightly; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lectures and lecturing; Parker, Theodore; Raymond, Henry J.; Robinson (boarder); Slavery; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles; Welden, Charles, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Boston, [Massachusetts]
Coverage (Street):Franklin 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.