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part of the day.  Down town to Picayune Office at nightfall.
Return, after supping at Sweeney s.       Brown and Waud
came.  (The latter however, is now, nominally defunct, being
transformed into Charles Franc is Damoreau.)    They both
get to reading, I to drawing; when presently in came Kelly,
Dillon s hearty Irish friend, who hath been Canal surveying
in Jersey.     He & another with him went out to feed, after
a talk, anon he returned, and we all turned out.    But
the fire bells ringing continuously, Brown & Waud set off at
speed down Broadway and I followed.       But the other twain
did out-run me.        Reached the spot, the end of Wall St,
by the East River.      Engines, a crowd, mud and water,
great tumult, smoke & thats all.     Stayed there half
an hour, returned alone, to Erfords, found Kelly & crony
there.       With them till 12, then to bed.
  13.  Sunday.    The three called.    Waud called again
after dinner.     Out with him, to the Battery.  A sunny,
breezy, tranquil walk.    Brightly & Mrs Warner at the
Battery.     Waud and I unable to get a boat, crossed
to Brooklyn by the Hamilton Avenue Ferry, meeting Davis
on the way.         Returned anon, walked up to Reade Street
together, where we parted.    I supped at Sweeny s, then
drew till 11, finishing big drawing for the Harpers.   Then
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and sixty-seven
Description:Mentions that Charley Brown has officially changed his name to Charles Francois Damoreau.
Date:1853-03-12
Subject:Brightly; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Davis; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Kelly; Mapother, Dillon; Warner, Mrs.; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Hamilton Avenue; Reade Street; Wall 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.