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the Exhibition building.   Dont think they ll get it done till August.
Down town together & I got out of omnibus at office.   Dined.  To
room.   Read the  Maiden & Married Life of Mary Powell , writing
awhile.   Gymnasium in the Evening,  cold bath afterwards. Waud
& Damoreau came towards the latter part of the evening.   Walked down
town together, Erfords. /  Thunder and rain storm at midnight.
  19.  Thursday.   In doors writing all day, save for a run down to
Picayune Office.   Letters to my mother, and to Barth.  Welden
called for a few moments.  Rain out o  doors till the afternoon when
day cleared, and sun light came out. /   Evening Burton s.
  20.  Friday.  Drawing &c. Johns called, & dined with me. Afternoon down town, 
and thence
to Brooklyn   Evening called at Beach Street, & playing whist
in Morse s room with him, Mrs Kidder & another.     Below sub-
sequently, & Lotty and her husband coming, talked with Lotty
awhile, leaving at 11.
  21.  Saturday.    Drawing &c.   Brightly called.   Evening Gym-
nasium.   Waud & Damoreau there.
  22. Sunday.  Waud & Damoreau came early, and as agreed off
across the Hudson to the Jersey shore.   A long day s ramble to Fort
Lee, the country all in its richest spring beauty, hot sunlight
above.      Dined on the way at a village tavern.     Reaching Fort Lee,
some ten miles or so from Hoboken, we returned by steamboat;
thence walked to the Battery where we took a boat & Waud &
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and two
Description:Mentions reading and going to the theater.
Subject:Barth, William; Books and reading; Brightly; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Fort Lee (N.J.); Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Johns; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Leisure; Morse; Savage, John; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles; Whytal, John
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Hoboken, [New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street
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.