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gave her some water, and anon fetched her bread, which
not being enough I went for more.     She behaved a little riotously
albeit good tempered, got my hairy cap in her mouth, and I
had to alternately make much of and lick her mildly.   So
I locked the door, and off to Franklin Street, to call on Waud.
He not in, returned.  Dog all right.  Went off to Gymnasium.
Waud there anon,  Brightly & Damoreau.      Exercising till 10,
ale afterwards.    Returned by 11 1/2, dog all right under the table,
went to bed myself, had to bid her  lie down  once or twice, then
she went to sleep and so did I.        If her master don t claim
[word crossed out], and she ll stay, I ll keep her, she s a good looking,
big, brown and white, with a fine head, and can stand
with her paws on table, and head up to your shoulders.
  10   Sunday.  Up by 7, dog rampant, sniffling about for
lost master.    Let her out on staircase once or twice, but she
came back.      To breakfast, brought a lot of scraps for dog,
which she walked into at a great rate.     Waud & the two 
Browns came.      A walk to and about the Battery.   Dined
alone at Erfords, then to room.    Brightly and Waud
came.    Out with them, and parting strolled up to Grand
Street, calling in on Neagle & Briggs.   Thence to Mr Greatbatch,
where I tarried till 8 or so, thence to room & dog.
Damoreau & brother came, out with them & parting,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and eighty-one
Description:Mentions that he will keep the dog if her master does not come back to claim her.
Date:1853-04-09
Subject:Briggs, Charles F.; Brightly; Brown, Alfred; Clothing and dress; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dogs; Food; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Gymnasiums; Nagle, James P. (Watt); Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Franklin Street; Grand 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.