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or otherwise.   Now this fashionable well whiskered & hair dyed
knave played the outwardly respectable for a mightily long time.
But he was fairly judged by my good old dead & gone grandfather
long long ago.    It is the fitting corollary of it.    How many
folks I now can think of whose youth gave promise of what
they have since fallen to.      Evening Gymnasium, & Mr Greatbatchs.
  17.  Tuesday.   Drawing.   Down town by 1,  Picayune
Office & tailors &c   Call at Hutching s  Time Piece  &c   Dined at
Rainbow.    Return to Office & drawing.   Whytal came, sat &
smoked, & told me of his wooing and wedding Lotty.  Left at 6,
I supped, then to  Chinese Rainbow , John Owens Alpine Rambles
& ascent up Mout Blanc.     A clever colloquial, monologic, pan-
oramic exhibition.     At its  close strolled into Gymnasium &
there found Waud & Damoreau.        Walking down Broadway
together met Baudoin & drank tgether at the  Star. 
  187.  Wednesday.  Down town early with drawings.     Called at
Times Office for Welden.    Talking awhile, then off up town with intent
to visit the Crystal Palace.   Call on Webb, at Novello s store.
Met John Savage, drinking with him.      Anecdote of Picton.  Seymour
met him the other day, in tears, blubbering,   and was told of the
death of his grandmother, and entreated to put it in Times.   So he
did, and next day Picton writes a flaming & enfuriate letter vilifying
 em for it!               Took cars & to Reservoir, over & about
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and one
Description:Comments on his uncle upon his aunt leaving him.
Date:1853-05-16
Subject:Baudoin; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hutchings, Dick; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Mapleson; Picton, Thomas; Publishers and publishing; Savage, John; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Waud, Alfred; Webb; Welden, Charles; Whytal, John
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.