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on his island, and no such heathful thoughts.
  6. Wednesday. Yesterday repeated.  Intensely lonely.
  7. Thursday.   Mose  all day, as usual.   Hughie came
in the evening.  Two letters from me,   one from Wing; and
one from Hart, expectant of the stories, or part of them. Out with
Hughie   (his good-humoured face cheered the dull hot room
mightily, by the bye   Like the good Vicar of Wakefield I love
happy faces.)   A walk down Broadway.  Then passed over through
the crushing ice to Jersey, and the Boot Store. Old Collinson
hard at work.  There an hour, a glass of ale, I walk to
the house with them, they walk back to the Ferry with me, and
there we part.
  8. Friday.  Wrote to Hart.  And taking letter to Post Office
made a call at Ann Street, owing by Newsboys, that Hardin An-
drews   the first Editor of  Empire City , [words crossed out]
[words crossed out], had started a paper of his own.  He was not 
in   must call again.   /    Back to Duane, and hard, hard,
at work on  Mose .  Unwell in body   horrid indigestion, and 
low-spirited in mind, to excess.  No present cause to fear it,
but thoughts of my present job-ending body   not getting paid  
if it was to hap.   So heart-sick, so melancholic I can t describe.
  9. Saturday.   Calling saw Hardin Andrews. Contrast
on the right side with Hawkins.  Gave me a file of his paper.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page eighty-six
Description:Mentions his work and meeting editor Hardin Andrews.
Subject:Andrews, Hardin; Collinson, Bill; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart (publisher); Hawkins; Muir, Hugh; Publishers and publishing; Wing, Jabez
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Jersey [City, New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Ann Street; Duane Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One
Description:Details Gunn's first year living in the United States, including his experiences with boarding house living in Jersey City and New York City, looking for work as an artist and a writer, publishing his first book ""Mose Among the Britishers"" and brief visits to Philadelphia and Boston.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Jersey City, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts
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-two 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.