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of his wedded life, he will have right little to complain of.
So mote it be!  /      Drawing.   Down town in afternoon. Calls
at Welden s, Hannegan s,  Picayune  Office,  Lantern &c,
(where Brougham paid me $5 unasked.)      Return up Broadway
& Park, a sunny, exhilarating day, buds peeping out on trees,
and grass lush & lusty-looking, bright glad sky overhead.
Evening at Gymnasium, the which I enjoy amazingly.    Waud
there but for brief space.
  8.  Friday.  Wrote a letter to my mother.    Down town, &
a Brooklyn call.   Evening at the Gymnasium.   Damoreau
there & Waud.
  9. Saturday.   Wrote to Barth.   Down town calls, Post-
Office &c   Dining at Erfords, Kelly found me there. With
him to Fulton Street, calling on Waud.       Calls.   Return
to room.   In the morning, as I sate writing, there had
come a scratching at the door, and on it being opened in
rushed a great [word crossed out] a dog; who, (her master having
called in at some lower room,)   had found her way upstairs,
and there would stop, occasionally making discursive bolts
along the passage, anon returning to my room.      Presently
she disappeared, and I having to go out, thought no more
of her.      But at eventide, lo, she comes scratching again,
and I admitting, conducted herself as wont.  I
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and eighty
Description:Describes a dog that made its way upstairs to his room and stayed.
Date:1853-04-07
Subject:Barth, William; Brougham, John; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dogs; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Gymnasiums; Hannegan; Kelly; Marriage; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Fulton Street
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.