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  1.  Tuesday.     Drawing, with one walk down town.
Evening reading Tennyson,    Foul weather
  2.   Wednesday.     Drawing &c.   Morse & Mrs Kidder
called,  he off for Boston.   /      In doors most part of
the day.
  3. Thursday.   Drawing, writing &c.    To the  Lyceum 
in the evening with Brown,  Waud & Robinson.   The
latter hath a trick of romancing anent munificent behavior of
authors and managers to him, thereby representing himself un-
wittingly as a general mendicant.     Also he is prone to achieve
piddling loans of folk.     /     The play of the Evening Coleman s
 Poor Gentleman.     One of those standard pieces, with some sterling
stuff and a monstrous deal of conventional puppet twaddle in
them.  Brougham played Ollapod, and well.
  4.  Friday.   Writing all day.         Letter home &c.
  5.  Saturday.  Finished article for  Times .   Called at
Weldon s in the afternoon, then to Times Office, thence
to Picayune Office.     To the Fulton Street folk, awhile
with Brightly, Waud & Holcomb.    With the two former
& Brown to Genin s,  thence up Broadway.   They joined 
me at my room after supper.    Talk awhile, till 10,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and sixty-three
Description:Mentions seeing the play ''Poor Gentlemen.''
Subject:Books and reading; Brightly; Brougham, John; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Genin; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holcomb; Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Morse; Robinson (boarder); Theater; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Boston, [Massachusetts]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Fulton 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.