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2.  Saturday.  Up betimes, down town to breakfast &
post-office, Picayune Office, Wells & Webbs  &c.   To room and
drawing till 2.   Mr Hart  & Dillon called.    They leaving
Waud came.    Mrs Welden called.      I to dinner at Erford s,
thence down town, to Picayune Office & Strongs.    To Brooklyn.
Thence back to New York, supped at Goslings, and to room.
Storm again.      Slept till 9 1/2, then to Erfords.  Found
Mr Hart,  Dillon & Yatman.    Out to see fireman s pro-
cession & returned again.   Waud & two fellows came.  Parted
at 12.                Sick and queer all this week.
  3.  Sunday.  To Jersey City by noon, dining with
Mr Hart, Dillon &c, and tarrying the day.    Dillon off
in the afternoon, nor appeared any more that day.       I
and Mr Hart crossed to New York by 8 1/2, and leaving
him at Erford s, I went to Mulberry Street for carpet-
bag.     A hot night, lightning glare behind the house tops,
and streets explosive with anticipatory patriotism.   Called
at Beach Street, and learnt that  Mrs Whytal & Mrs
Kent had just gone to  Taylor s   with a gentleman ;  and
that  Mrs Kidder was in the country with a day or two. 
  So I went to Erfords, (passing by Taylors on the way.
There was a great mob of well dressed folk going in, and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and thirty-four
Description:Mentions seeing a parade of firemen.
Date:1853-07-02
Subject:Firemen; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Kent, Mrs.; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Mapother, Dillon; Parades; Strong, Thomas; Thunderstorms; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles, Mrs.; Yatman
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]; Jersey City, [New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street; Mulberry 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.