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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
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and fifteen
Description:Mentions seeing Mrs. Marchant act at Burton's theater.
Date:1853-06-06
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
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.