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of others had been consigned & that Raymond had read, liked
and accepted it.    Tis mighty well.      Waud called in
morning.   Evening drawing, rain outside, lit fire,
& having finished drawing made much of the dog, then
wrote awhile.   Just now she s on the mat and under the table
at which I write, very well content.
  13.  Wednesday.  Down town with drawings, Picayune Office
&c.     Called at the Fulton Street office, seeing Waud there, &
accompanying Brown as far as mine own place, thence up stairs.
Welden came, requesting me to  squire his wife to Gymnastic Ex-
hibition.       He left.   I out again,  and willing the dog to accom-
pany me, but she declined, staying on staircase, or near door.
So I  cen locked her up again, and set off alone.  To Beach Street,
there to give tickets to Morse & Mrs K.    Tarried dinner
being bidden, sate next Lotty.     Half an hour or so afterwards,
then to Canal Street, through the rain, one Goddard, a
Georgian walking with me.   Thence, both to my room.   Drawing.
Supped at Erford s, thence called for Mrs Welden, she
declining on account of the weather, off alone up town-wards calling
at Mulbery Street by the way.       When I arrived at Ottignon s
it was with difficulty I could crowd in.   The Dr Bartlett
was delivering a sort of preliminary address.      The building was
well lit,  decorated with flags, and Dodsworths bound in a small
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and eighty-three
Description:Describes attending a gymnastics exhibition.
Date:1853-04-12
Subject:Bartlett; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dodsworth; Dogs; Drawing; Goddard; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Gymnasiums; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Morse; Raymond, Henry J.; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles; Welden, Charles, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street; Canal 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.