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Life of Sterling.     What a beautiful picture of a human
soul it is.      And what a rich, loving, appreciative heart
the sombre old growler, the inflexible Carlyle has, after
all.   /         Why I d like to know what church can
show me a saint like Albert Samson?
    I want Sartor Resartus horribly.  Haven t read it since
I did in Banbury hay fields.   Must get it & Montaigne.
  16. Wednesday.    Down town with Picayune blocks. A
call  at Weeds, then to room.     Drawing all the afternoon,
and till 9.    Then a little scoring up this diarizing, and
reading Montaigne & Elizabeth Browning.
  17.  Thursday.  Stirred out but for meals all day.   Drawing
till 10.        Being Saint Patrick s day, great parading and
music playing down Broadway by Irishmen in honor of their
Scottish-born saint.        Welden called in the earlier part of
the evening, staying however but short time.         Reading Browning.
  18.  Friday.    To Picayune Office,  Wells & Webbs &
then Lantern Office.    Brougham there, bothered and mata-
grabolized, having all the business on his hands; Powell
being laid up with a broken ancle.           To Post Office,
then to room.         Drawing till 10, then walked down to
Fulton Street expecting to find the folks there.    Only Holcomb
& the Frenchman Baudoin; with whom I talked awhile,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and sixty-nine
Description:Comments briefly on Carlyle's ''Life of Sterling.''
Subject:Baudoin; Books and reading; Brougham, John; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holcomb; Irish; Powell, Thomas; Saint Patrick's Day; Weed; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Banbury, [England]
Coverage (Street):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.