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27.  Sunday.   Davis & another called; then Waud &
Brightly.    All left.   I drawing.     Sunny, lovely day outside.
Dined at Shades, returned, Welden came, and left.    I drew
till 4, then to Fulton Street,   couldn t effect entrance to
the woodpecking mansion, and so continued my walk.   To
the Battery, and by the East River, finding my way into
Chatham Street by 6.       Called at Royals, supped with
them,   & tarried till near 9, then to Mrs Kidder s.
All out save Morse and one Paxton, with whom I bore
converse till 11.        Both had travelled hither & thither
extensively.    Talk of life in South America, Canada &c.
Mrs K and a brother returned from Brooklyn.   Left at
  28.  Monday.   Piteously wet day.   Down town to the
Picayune Office.      Met Robinson.   With him at a certain
first floor office in Nassau Street,  talk & whiskey punch
for half an hour.   To room again and drawing.  Dined
at  Shades.    Drawing again.   Down town, Wells &
Webb & Lantern & Picayune Offices   then returned.
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     Bye the bye, that small Scoundrel Lockington, hath, after the
perpetration of some bolder rascalities than was wont to lie in his usual
piddling sphere, incontinently bolted,   they say to Australia. In
debt of course.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and sixty-two
Description:Mentions that Lockington has ''bolted'' from the city in debt.
Subject:Brightly; Davis; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Lockington; Morse; Paxton; Robinson (boarder); Royal, Frank; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Australia; South America; Canada; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Chatham Street; Fulton Street; Nassau Street
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.