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face of a little child.       Presently the grave was filled & we re-
turned to our carriages again,  this time I accompanied Mary Ann
& her husband in the first one.        We rode back briskly, talking
much of the child.         I supped with them, then to my room &
bed early.
  30. Wednesday.  Drawing, Picayune work &c. Evening,
with Waud to the Gymnasium, there commencing practice, by
weight-pulling & chest-expanding betwixt upright parallel poles. The
rest of the fellows at Calisthenics.      Afterwards, they held a
preliminary meeting anent on approaching Exhibition they re about
getting up.            Leaving, we went to Erfords & anon came in
Swinton & Brightly, (the latter having just returned from Philadelphia,)
and presently Damoreau.         So we stayed till midnight & then
parted, homewards.
  31. Thursday.   Sick all day. Indigestion.       Down town twice, & did big Picayune drawing.
Will Kidder with some boy friend called in the evening, but soon
left.   Waud came, staying awhile, then he off to the Gymna-
sium,  & I, to bed by 8.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and seventy-six
Description:Describes attending the burial of Will Greatbatch.
Date:1853-03-29
Subject:Brightly; Cemeteries; Children; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Drawing; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Greatbatch, Joseph; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Greatbatch, Will; Green-Wood Cemetery (New York, N.Y.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Gymnasiums; Kidder, Will; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]
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.