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4.  Monday.  At work on Stringer & Townsend s picture.
A dismally wet day.      At nightfall comes Damoreau, and we
supped together at Erfords, then both to my room, I to drawing,
and he to reading aloud, bits from  Humphrey s Clock .     Anon
we got to tods, talking & pipes.     Thus till midnight, when he
left.
  5. Tuesday.   Down town, to Wells & Webbs, to engravers in
Fulton Street, out with Brightly, Holcomb & Waud, imbibing.   Then
to room, Brightly walking with me.    Down town, to Hannegan,
thence, to Bunnell & Price s.        Ran there anent a refusal of mine
to draw a pro-slavery picture.      Evening to Gymnasium, calling
at Mulbery Street by the way.    Waud there.  Fellows all
rehearsing for an approaching exhibition.
  6.  Wednesday.    Drawing, Picayune work.    Down town after din-
ner, with three blocks.     To Hannegans & with him to Stringer &
Townsend s.  Got $4.  To Picayune Office.   Price & Alcock
there, to Lantern Office, where was Brougham & Carroll,
and to post Office.      Return up town.        A true April day,
froward and changeable, now a ten minutes shower of rain,
now bright sunlight & clear sky.        Bunnell called.
Evening at the Gymnasium.  Waud & Brightly there.
  7.  Thursday.   A letter from Barth announcing his
marriage.    If the day on on which I recieve it be an augury
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and seventy-nine
Description:Mentions his refusal to draw a pro-slavery picture for Bunnell and Price.
Date:1853-04-04
Subject:Alcock; Barth, William; Books and reading; Brightly; Brougham, John; Bunnell; Bunnell and Price (New York, N.Y.); Carroll; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Gymnasiums; Hannegan; Holcomb; Lantern.; Marriage; Price; Slavery; Spring; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Fulton Street; Mulberry Street
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.