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unhealthy, hot headed, brain-throbbing work, this journalism. 
The Editor of a daily paper ought to sympathize with the Record-
ing Angel   he s worse off.        Were I as Welden, I d long
for the world to stand still, nought to be done, that I might
have the blessed rest of a holiday.    Still you must then tell the world
that nothing is doing.
  14.  Thursday.   Drawing.   Picayune Office.  Carroll there.
Boy Royal called at my room & sunset.  Evening at Burton s.
Dog quite friendly.   Out with me down town.
  {15. Friday.       Drawing, and calls down town.   Evenings
  16. Saturday.}       Gymnasium, Dog out with me o days.
  17. Sunday.  Morning drawing.   Wet outside.  Afternoon
out, with dog, to Mulberry St.     Supped at Mr Greatbatch s.
Evening indoors,   & Damoreau coming, spent the evening in
book talk &c.
  {18. Monday       Drawing with calls &c.  Picayune
  19. Tuesday       work as usual.  Lots of other notions on
  20. Wednesday       wood for Strong s & Harpers. Some
  21. Thursday       evenings at the Gymnasium.   One at
  22.  Friday.}       Burton s.  Mr Johns called. Learnt
how Richardson has re-married with a certain ill-favoured
widow owning two boys.    Royal called.   He projecting re-
moval to West Chester.       Welden called.  With him
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and eighty-five
Description:Comments on the work of a journalist.
Date:1853-04-13
Subject:Carroll; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dogs; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Johns; Journalism; New York times.; Richardson; Richardson, Mrs. (II); Royal, Frank; Royal, Frank, Jr.; Strong, Thomas; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (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.