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called.           Remained drawing till evening.   A scorching
blazing, glaring day,   thermometer  97 in the shade.
Oppressive, working, great sweatdrops plashing down on blocks.
Mr Hart called.            They all at Richardsons yesterday.
Evening to Beach Street for some half hour.    Saw Mrs
K.   Lott out.       She and Sedgwick delivered the Enter-
tainment at Mount Vernon, village up the Hudson, on
Saturday.        Back yesterday.      (To Gymnasium.  Some
two or three fellows there,   Carroll among em.    Had a
bath, then to Erfords, finding Waud & Damoreau there,
having come in from a boating excusion.
  21.  Tuesday.   Down town.  Picayune &c    Met
Hawkins, returned from Philadelphia to Brooklyn.  Bah!
To room and drawing.  Hotter than ever.         At
6 1/2 called for Waud & Charley.    To Battery, then
out in Boat, rowed over to Brooklyn & a bathe in
Buttermilk channel.          Back  & gained the Battery by
9.    Erfords.   Mr Hart & Dillon there anon.
  22.  Wednesday.   Down town calls.  Return to room.
Hart & Londoner called.        Out for a glass of claret with
them, and return.        Met Picton, talked of going
next week to Texas, editing & filibustering, anticipating
forthcoming Mexican wars again.    He was clad en black,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and twenty-five
Description:Mentions that Thomas Picton is talking about going to Texas in anticipation of another war with Mexico.
Subject:Baths; Carroll; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Hawkins; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Mapother, Dillon; Mexican War; Picton, Thomas; Richardson; Sedgwick; Waud, Alfred; Yatman
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]; Boston, [Massachusetts]; Texas
Coverage (Street):Beach Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07


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.