says of the Duke, I ve been all day to avoid him he is
too disputatious for me. I think of as many things as he, but
give God thanks and make no boast of them.
7. Tuesday. Drawing. Visitors. Waud, Ben
Haun, Dillon &c. Evening Gymnasium.
8. Wednesday. Drawing, and down town, hither
and thither. Whytal came at 6 1/2, and to Beach Street
with him; thence with Lotty and her mother to Burtons.
That handsome, lady-like English woman Mrs Marchant,
who with her husband lived at the Leonard Street boarding
house, when I stayed there, played at Burton s to-night.
I met her husband at Erfords at dinner-time; told
me how they had been playing down south & at Philadelphia,
with success. Burton s was crowded, as wont. Miss
E Raymond ( as her theatrical name is,) did a Spanish
donna, assuming male attire, in She Would and She
Would Not. Farce followed . Took Lotty &
her mother home, and then left, after brief space.
9. Thursday. Drawing. Folks calling. Down town.
Evening Gymnasium. Waud there. Erford s. Damoreau
back from a Boston visit, finding his Italian widow.
10. Friday. Work &c A Brooklyn visit. Evening
out with Waud & a German wood-pecker in the boat of
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and fifteen|
|Description:||Mentions seeing Mrs. Marchant act at Burton's theater.|
|Subject:||Actors; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haun, Ben; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Mapother, Dillon; Marchant; Marchant, Mrs.; Theater; Waud, Alfred; Whytal, John|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]; Boston, [Massachusetts]; Brooklyn, [New York]|
|Coverage (Street):||Beach Street; Leonard Street|
|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.|