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even, then to  Illustrated News Office.     Back and work.  Down
town again.   Picayune Office,   Wells & Webb &c.   Return &
dined at Erford s, then to Beach Street, as appointed.  But
Lotty was sick, and could not go as intended with me for the
Sun to take her portrait.       There was an amusing scene in
the Hall.   A certain boarder seeking to depart without payment of
arrears, carman & vehicle at door; trunks & boxes in pas-
sage, & Morse & Whytal forbidding their removal.   Little Whytal
sate on box and defied the defaulter in democratic phrase; Morse
did the respectably legal business.     Finally the unprincipled one had
to cash up.   /          To room and drawing.    Waud came at
6. /    Supped & to Gymnasium,   Brightly came thither
anon in search of Waud, who came not.   /    I stayed
till the close, then quietly to my room.
  3.  Tuesday.  Down town for blocks, meeting Picton &
another on the way.  Drawing in room till 2.   Dined, as wont,
at Erfords, then down town, to Wells & Webbs, & then
Picayune Office.      Price preposing that we should visit the now-
erecting Crystal Palace we entred the Sixth Avenue  Cars
and were soon rattling [word crossed out] up-townwards, through sunny dusty
streets.    Arrived at the spot, my first impression of the
building was that of extreme disappointment.   It is small,
compared to what one expects.   Very busy scene all about, Price,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and ninety-three
Description:Describes a visit to the Crystal Palace with Price.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Brightly; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Morse; Picton, Thomas; Price; Waud, Alfred; Whytal, John
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street; Sixth Avenue
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.