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ting that my  Times  article was in type.   Wherefore after
supping I went to the Office, found him & Seymour there,
and looked over proof.    Up town in company with Seymour.
He to the Opera,  I to Gymnasium.      Glorious midsummerish
weather.
  28.  Thursday.  Article in  Times.      Drawing. Welden
came.   Had intent to accompany him to a Niagara panorama
in the afternoon,  but found Damoreau at Erford s; &
with him to Staten Island, (calling at Fulton Street for Waud
by the way, but he declined going.)       A lovely day.   Tarrying
too long on the boat, we were conveyed to the lower landing
place, and there disembarking, walked a sunny dusty mile
back, dog conducting herself in a riotous and unseemly
manner, rolling in puddles, begrinning herself horribly, anon
cleansing herself in salt water.       Arrived at Swinton s,
found him with throat muffled up, at work in their pleasant
parlour, all greenery and beauty outside the long windows,
and solemn beautiful sunset light streaming in athwart
the carpet; a little quail hopping about the room.  Talked
half hour, had wine & back to New York.    Locked
up dog, then supped at Erford s.      Sat till 8 or so,
then Charley took his way to Warren St,  I leaving him there
intent on writing to his ladye,    went to Burton s, there saw
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and ninety
Description:Describes a visit to Staten Island with Charles Damoreau.
Date:1853-04-25
Subject:Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dogs; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Leisure; New York times.; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Staten Island (New York, N.Y.); Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Fulton Street; Warren 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.