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feeling hot & unholy, walked down to Fulton Street to find
Waud & Brightly, but they were not there.   Met Holcomb,
and to the  Rainbow  with him and other two.   Anon to the
 News  Office, with them till 12 1/2, then to room & bed.
  14.  Monday.  To the Harpers with Brightly, intro-
ducing him;        I got paid for drawings, he carried two away
to engrave.       To the Shades for ale.   Met Swinton, Davis
& Rogers there.       To room drawing.  Picayune work.
Evening, Drawing.      Davis came, with two fiddles. Got him
to go purchase straw & restuff my mattrass, which he did leaving
my room half full of the displaced straw.        Down town anon,
to the woodpeckers.        A bitter, deathly cold night, and a
raging wind blowing.        Over to the  News  office, looking
at drawings &c.    Brown & Waud returned with me, 
calling at  Shades  by the way.
  15.  Tuesday.  Down town.    Returned & drawing,
after getting rid of my room-full of straw,  the which
I accomplished partly by burning, partly by pitching out
of window, partly carrying down into cellar, (using an
old coat as a sack.      Waud called.               A letter
from Barth.      Is inclined to matrimonalize again.
What will not plenty of leisure effect! (Barth got wed yesterday.)    Drawing till
10, then to reading till 1.     Finished Carlyle s
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and sixty-eight
Description:Mentions that Davis has stuffed his mattress with straw for him, but left the extra straw in his room.
Date:1853-03-13
Subject:Barth, William; Books and reading; Brightly; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Davis; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Holcomb; Marriage; Rogers; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Fulton Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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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.