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and perspiring direfully.    Intimated the approaching demise
of the  Sachem .      Serve it Right!      Performances on one
string, musical or literary, albeit curious at first hearing ought to
and do bore everybody.   And this  Native Americanism  is the
smallest & dirtiest tune for asses and knaves to caper to.   It s
Johnson s  last refuge of Scoundrelism .       /           Drawing.
Evening to Gymnasium, few there, exercised very little. At
Erford s,    Waud, Damoreau,  Mr Hart,  Dillon and Yatman
the Londoner.
  23.  Thursday.  Up by 5 & to Jersey City, rousing Dil-
lon & Yatman to a bath.    Breakfasted, and recrossed to
New York with Mr Hart,  parted in Nassau Street; and I
to room & drawing.     Sedgwick called bearing a note from
Lotty.     /     Worked on till dinner, then all the afternoon,
Dunsier calling and boring me till Whytal came, when he left,
about 7.       Evening Gymnasium,  Waud there:   All the
folk at Erford s subsequently.       Damoreau coming up into
my room, near midnight, for the numbers of  Bleak House .
  24.  Friday.   Down town,  Time-Piece  &  Picayune .     At
Vesey Street by 9, and after half an hours waiting with
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and twenty-six
Description:Mentions the imminent demise of Thomas Picton's ''Sachem.''
Date:1853-06-22
Subject:Books and reading; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dunsier; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Johnson, Samuel; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Mapother, Dillon; Picton, Thomas; Sedgwick; Waud, Alfred; Whytal, John; Yatman
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Jersey City, [New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Nassau 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.