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Walked back with Brightly & Brown.   Supped alone, 
as wont, then to room, writing
  8.  Tuesday.     Dismally wet.    In doors drawing,
down town once.    Alf Waud called in the evening, and
stayed with me.    At Florence s together, oysters & talk.
A letter from Heylyn.
  9.  Wednesday.   Evil weather still.  Down town to
Wells & Webbs  & Picayune Office.   Return and working.
Sent for by Bunnell.  Down town again.   Return, walking
with Robinson.   Drawing on till midnight.
  10.  Thursday.   To the Harper s place, Franklin Square.
Saw them, and sold three drawings I took for that
purpose.    One to re-draw, not being large enow for their
magazine page.       To Wells & Webbs.  Picayune Office.
And Strongs, leaving a pile of drawings for him.    To
Weeds  &c, then to dinner.      Lovely, sunny, fresh day, 
marvellous cheery.         Waud came to Erfords.       Drawing
in room all the rest of the day, & evening
  11.  Friday.   Down town, Picayune Office, & Strong s.
Return to room & drawing.   Dining at Erfords, Waud, 
Brown & Brightly came, latter in my room awhile after-
wards.      Drawing.     Evening the triumvirate came, and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and sixty-five
Description:Mentions selling drawings to Harpers.
Date:1853-03-07
Subject:Brightly; Bunnell; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Heylyn, Edward; Robinson (boarder); Strong, Thomas; Waud, Alfred; Weed
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Franklin Square
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.