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Damoreau rowed me about on the broad river in the solemn moonlight,
Castle Garden windows lit up and clang of music issuing thenceforth
into the night.       Latter part of the aquatic hour disagreable, inas
much as the rowers quarrelled an an oar was lost & not recovered till
much rowing hither & thither.   Supped at Erfords & each to his
bed by 10.
  23.  Monday.  Drawing, down town visits & Gymnasium.
Waud with me at the latter.
  24.  Tuesday.   Wet day.  Drawing, & down town.   Evening
to Wallacks.   Don Cesar  &  Used up.       Drenching rain on leaving.
  25.  Wednesday.  Drawing &c.  Think it was this day, or
yesterday that I got a note from Barth, with $20, bidding me go pay
a Washington Market Butcher with it, which I did.    Recollect not
what in the evening, probably Gymnasium.  Or called at Warren
Street for Waud, and ascending devious and confusedly contrived staircases
to the house-top, found Damoreau alone in small room, writing to his
Italian inamorata.  Tarried awhile then through dank and rainy streets
to room & bed.  This one evening, can t recall which.
  26.  Thursday.   Drawing.     Being over at Brooklyn in the
afternoon, called on Seymour, and after a cup of tea, we passed over to
New York together; called at  Times  Office, then up town to Gymna-
sium.   Waud there.
  27 and 28.  Friday.  Can t detail with any minuteness, having
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and three
Description:Describes rowing with Alfred Waud and Charles Damoreau near Castle Garden.
Date:1853-05-22
Subject:Barth, William; Butchers; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leisure; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Theater; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Warren 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.