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storm coming on, thunder and lightning.      Lay down
and slept till 10 1/2.
  30.  Thursday.   Drawing.  Dillon came, for the
fishing lines,  he,  Hart,  Miller  &c     off for a
Steam Excursion to the  Fishing Banks.        Waud called.
  /      Down town by 1.  Picayune Office, Journal Office.
Sold drawing at the latter.  $4.    Strong s.   Dined
at Goslings.    Picayune Office again & Wells & Webb.
Met Hardin Andrews.      Back to room.       Supped at
7, and an oppressive sultry day ending in thunder, lightning
and rain, had to tarry till the storm had partially spent
its fury;  then through the frequent violet-hued glare of the
lighting and rain pools to my room.       Wrote letter to my
  1.  Friday.  Drawing  &c, all the morning.  Mr
Hart called.  Brotherhead called.     Afternoon came Dillon,
and I, out with him to Catherine Street, pants pur-
chasing.    He parting, a thunder storm occurred.         I
drawing till 9 1/2 then to Erfords for supper.    Found Mr
Hart there; anon Waud came.     Walked to the Jersey 
Ferry with Mr Hart, then to room, books & bed.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and thirty-three
Description:Mentions several thunderstorms.
Subject:Andrews, Hardin; Brotherhead; Clothing and dress; Fishing; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Mapother, Dillon; Miller; Strong, Thomas; Thunderstorms; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Catherine 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.