Weeds, Engravers in Fulton Street &c. Evening in-doors.
Reading Montaigne. Waud called.
24. Thursday. Drawing. Down town. Book buying,
bought Rabelais, leaving it at Times Office for Weldon, with
accompanying rhymes. Cid for myself. Sketching at the
Naturalization Office, City Hall. Mr Johns called in the after-
noon. He dwells at 393, Fourth Avenue. Evening to Canal
Street for a bath. Called at Beach Street & sate in
converse with Mrs Kidder and a pleasant faced California
widow there. Whytal came, staying not long. He &
Lotty will reside there hereafter.
25. Friday. Drawing. Welden called. Don t recollect
this days items.
26. Saturday. In doors till 6, then out, to Fulton
Street &c. Returning up town with Waud & Brown.
Hair cut. Evening in doors. Welden called for Bleak
27. Sunday. After dining leisurely at Erfords, to
Franklin Street for Waud. He out. Talked awhile
with Mrs [Theall?] & Warner, then to Office again. Thence,
to Fulton Street, where I found Alf Waud. A stroll,
Battery & East River wharf. Sunlight and wintry wind
everywhere. Evening, he came for me, and after an
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and seventy-two|
|Description:||Mentions sketching at the Naturalization Office at City Hall in New York.|
|Subject:||Books and reading; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Johns; Warner, Mrs.; Waud, Alfred; Weed; Welden, Charles; Whytal, John|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Coverage (Street):||393 Fourth Avenue; Beach Street; Canal Street; Fulton Street; Franklin Street; Naturalization Office, City Hall|
|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.|