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strange feeling that we have been in like scenes before,   know
what is coming, what will be said &c.       Emerson s right.
No Time and Space in Spirit Land.       Eternal  Now. 
  What a cloud of faces rise to my Mind s eye, now.  How 
many, how varied, how for a space daily encountered,
then to drift off, never to reappear again.     Were it to
be said to us even of a chance common-place acquaintance,  
 When one of you quit this room, you will never behold him more
in this World,   it would sound solemnly.   Yet such things
are, every day,   twixt dear friends,  twixt mother and son,
wife and husband.      Twill come, for one of them.
  28.  Tuesday.   Drawing till 2.  Dined, then down
town calls.   Picayune,  Time Piece, Strong s.   At a New
publication Office   New York Journal.        With Hutchings.
Return.      Supped at Erford s, after calling at Vesey
Street & seeing Waud & Brown.            Mr Hart, Dillon
& Waud came to my room at 7.       Up town together,
and all, save Dillon to the Gymnasium; he joining us
at Erford s afterwards.
  29.  Wednesday.   Work on a big pine-board poster
for Hutchings.  Down town in afternoon.  Met Dillon &
Hart at dinner.        Calls.    Saw N Orr at  Journal
Office.        Back by 1/2 6, feeling weak & ill.    Rain
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and thirty-two
Description:Comments on how strange it is that people never see one another again.
Date:1853-06-27
Subject:Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Hutchings, Dick; Mapother, Dillon; Orr, Nick; Strong, Thomas; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Vesey Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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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.