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by the way.       Had a bathe, then to Erfords, where I found
Waud & Damoreau.
  19.  Sunday.    Breakfast at Goslings, then to the Bat-
tery to find  Waud & Charley, but they off.     So walked
to the Collins Hotel, Canal Street;  and anon met them.
All with Miss Brown into Waud s boat,  and rowing down
the glorious river through the sunlight to the English Frigate
Leander, hither sent with Commissioners for the Great Exhi-
bition.    Arrived at the side, some five or six boats there,
their contents crociferating or contesting right of ascent, the water
rushing by like a mill dam.    Some excitement, and I,
Charley & his sister mount, Waud staying to tend boat.    Went
all over the vessel, every thing preternaturally clean,   and
everywhere man o wars men with white loose trousers, shirts
and blue broad collars,  stalwart, handsome, healthy fellows
some of  em.          Down below, where they were dining, and
where Charley successfully transferred a bottle of brandy to some
of the fellows.        Back, to the Battery, thence walked
to Vesey Street, parting with Miss B.            Dined with them.
In room  en dishabille.        Erfords by 4, took sundry
drinks, then leaving Waud; out into the blazing, blister-
ing streets again.   To Collins hotel,  and Miss Brown s
room thereat.   Up at the top of the house,  overlooking the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and twenty-three
Description:Describes a visit to the British ship ''Leander.''
Date:1853-06-18
Subject:Brown, Emma; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leander (Ship); New York Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Collins Hotel, Canal 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.