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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
House.
  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
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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.
Date:1853-03-23
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
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.