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I to Beach Street;   Mrs K, Lotty & some folk of either
sex.    There till 11.
  11.  Monday. Down town early.  Calls.   Returning,
called on Welden.  To room.     Welden joined me at dinner,
and together to Ottignons, there talking with Wood anent the
coming Exhibition, & reporting it in  Times .    Briggs there
practising.       In the fencing room where the snob Hammersley,
(who delivered the Risleys Thames Panorama discourse,) was giving
lessons.    Return,  making calls.   Down town.  Wells &
Webb  &c,  supped at Welden s, thence to room.   Called
at Mrs Kidders for boy Will,   blind mans but &c &c
romping going on.    Promised to join  em later in the evening,
at off to Gymnasium, calling at Weber s by the way.    An
hours hard exercise, then returned to Beach Street.    All
playing cards.     Talked with Morse of Books &c.  Stayed
till nigh midnight, then to room & dog.  Getting excellent
friends together.
  12.  Tuesday.  Disagreable, matagrabolized day, dull
& after noon wet.   Working, lazily or stupidly, till evening,
when I mended.   Down town once, calls at Wells & Webb
& Spottiswoode for not-yet-come parcel.    Morse called for a
few seconds.    Welden called   told me how my M S had
had a narrow escape from the destruction to which some scores
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and eighty-two
Description:Mentions visits to his gymnasium.
Subject:Books and reading; Briggs, Charles F.; Dogs; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Gymnasiums; Hammersley; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Kidder, Will; Morse; Weber; Welden, Charles; Wood
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07


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.