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whither at 10 came Mr Hart and a young Londoner, newly
arrived.     Down town together.
  15.  Wednesday.   Came Welden, bidding me to a journey
up the river,  champagne dinner &c.  But time not serving, could 
nt accompany him.    Dunsier called,   Supple called & then
Mr Hart.      I worked on till 1, then dined at Erford s
with Hart, and together by the 6th Avenue cars to the
Crystal Palace.   Progressing.         Return, and parted.   I to
Fulton Street with drawings  &c.    Called at Vesey Street & sat
awhile with Waud.      Evening to the Gymnasium together; he out
parading with the Cadets,  I exercising till 10, when coming from
bath,   Mr Hart,  Dillon  & the Londoner came.   Erford s.
  16.  Thursday.    Drawing till 2.  Down town.  Brooklyn.
Evening to Wood s Minstrels.    Met Dillon, Mr Hart & the
Londoner at Erford s  subsequently.
  17.  Friday.   Drawing.   Mr Hart with me part of the day,
& we dined together at Erford s, a summer storm with thunder
lightning and rain raging with almost tropical fury chancing
while we were there,  and afterwards.         Evening close hotly
dank,  and the alianthus trees giving out an oppressive perfume
as I walked to Beach Street.     Lotty opened the door to me, 
and we entred parlor and talked.    Presently Mason called,
complaining of rheumatism, talking of his now living in Brooklyn
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and twenty
Description:Mentions a visit to the Crystal Palace with Mr. Hart.
Date:1853-06-14
Subject:Dunsier; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Mapother, Dillon; Mason; Supple, Pierce; Thunderstorms; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles; Yatman
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street; Fulton Street; Vesey 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.