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11.  Wednesday.    Drawing till 2.     Down town after
dinner.    To Lantern Office.  Got $3 paid.    To tailors ordering
summer clothes.  Back, drawing.   Evening at Gymnasium.
Waud there.   Carroll &c.   Left at about 9 1/2 & to Beach
Street.    Talking with Mrs K and others.  Got daguerrotype.
Leaving, called in at Erfords for a glass of ale, Waud &
Damoreau there.       I wonder now, what Charley would have
thought had he known I had Lotty s portrait in pocket.
But I told him not   why should I?
  12. Thursday.  Drawing.  Waud in room with me all
the morning.     Afternoon, little Edward Greatbatch came.   Out,
to Brooklyn   Return.
  13.  Friday.   Down town with some 16 or more drawings on
wood.   To Wells & Webb, then Harpers, anon Strongs.
Dining at Erfords, Waud & Damoreau found me there, 
& all three off to Staten Island.   Rambling about Clifton
Park, trees clad in bright spring verdure, sky darkly,
deeply beautifully blue,  thicket, copse & pod all most
lovely to look upon, everything so peacefully, holily tranquil. 
Finding a dismantled cottage we by using beam as batter-
ing room essayed to render it still more picturesque, and effect-
ted much damage, till a hornet s next being laid bare
we were off.    Sundry drinks, and to New York by
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and ninety-seven
Description:States that he wonders what Charley Damoreau would think about him having Lotty's daguerreotype.
Date:1853-05-11
Subject:Carroll; Daguerreotype; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Leisure; Nature; Staten Island (New York, N.Y.); Strong, Thomas; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach 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.